Angels Gate by Andrew J. Rafkin

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THE LARGEST HEIST IN HISTORY~NEVER TOLD! In 1983 the rapidly growing city of LA and beachfront communities were active in the illicit drug trade, successfully operating through Angels Gate Lighthouse, and LAX, the gate to the City of Angels. This true story is a recounting of the largest monetary heist in history, carried out by four local surfers, and August Taracina, a successful marijuana smuggler. The heist proceeds with only minor hitches...until the bags of loot are opened. Much to the thieves' chagrin, there is no cash, no gold~5nothing but financial instruments that cannot be cashed. While still in command of one of the largest marijuana smuggling operation on the west coast, August begins a whirlwind, worldwide tour with his connections to organized crime, the Medellin Cartel, and international bankers, as he attempts to fence the items. Other gangs, along with their treachery and murder pursue him, as well as FBI agent Nick Cutler and his team, the Treasury Department, and Interpol. During this maelstorm, August devises an incredible plan to satisfy everyone's interest and fulfill their dreams. Now, all he has to do is make it happen.
 

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Published February 8, 2012 by Outskirts Press, Inc.. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Well-written fictional account of what supposedly is one of the biggest monetary heists in history.

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A great tale of dope and money smuggling during the early '80s.

Feb 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Angels Gate

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