By Tanya Chalupa
In this gripping, precise crime exposé, invoice Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia through gaining the arrogance of infamous mob operative William Ettleman. Set opposed to a backdrop of social turmoil, the publication immerses readers in loose love, medicines, theft and homicide, orchestrated by way of equipped crime in destinations like Sausalito, California. The Trident eating place, as soon as a drug Mecca for Hollywood, the track and the hot York hip, used to be co-owned by way of the Kingston Trio and their supervisor, Frank Werber, a self-proclaimed drug priest. Robin Williams labored as a busboy there and Janis Joplin had her personal desk. Sally Stanford, the previous San Francisco Madam who later grew to become Sausalito's mayor, used to be a confidant of the notorious. Ettleman's safecracking gang goals the Trident. Mobsters like Frank The Bomp" Bompensiero, on whom Sopranos personality Big Pussy" is assumed to were dependent, get involved. Palmini, using Ettleman, joins...
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This was not the easy-going George Rudimenkin he had known since their days as fraternity brothers and campus cops at San Francisco City College, several years before they both coincidentally ended up working for the Sausalito Police Department. He could not recall George ever sounding so agitated. Palmini had no choice but to follow Rudimenkin’s request. There were just two detectives in the small Sausalito Police Department: Palmini and Walt Potter. Palmini was the lead investigator, and at the age of twenty-six, he was then the youngest detective in Marin County.
Then again, with a forecast of fresh snow, why would the CHP imagine anyone would be speeding? There was no need to risk a CHP officer’s life driving back and forth on slippery roads. How were they to know that a dramatic armed robbery would take place that night? Law enforcement intelligence did not have detailed information on Ettleman yet. But it was not going to be too long before the FBI applied pressure to get it. In the meantime, an investigator for the Tuolumne Sheriff’s Department got a lead.
The operator had to be adept at controlling the proper levels of oxygen and acetylene to keep it from exploding in his face. The safecrackers poured water into the safe while using the torch to saturate the stacks of paper bills and keep them from igniting from the falling particles of hot steel. Some of the paper money or documents would inadvertently get burned when the initial hole was drilled, but every effort was made to dampen the contents inside the safe as soon as possible to minimize the damage.