Personal Rating System:
Character Development – *****
Plot – *****
Flow – ****
On a review site:
OK – so after reading this book I feel like I need a strong drink! I was so emotionally invested in the characters and what was going on, it almost reminded me of Ocean’s 11…which is a movie, but you know how it goes 😛
This is the story of four friends who have bigger dreams than pockets. Since they work in airport security they decide to smuggle in drugs. They get the biggest baddest gangster around involved and things take off from there!
This is listed as a true crime, and almost a *conspiracy theory*. Is it in fact true? Who knows!
I don’t doubt it is, along with many other things the government will never tell us about.
Fact or Fiction, this story is well written and non-stop action!
Based on a true story of: The GREATEST heist-NEVER TOLD!
In 1983, the rapidly growing city of L.A. and beachfront communities were active in the illicit drug trade, successfully operating through Angels Gate Lighthouse, and LAX, the gateway 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 progresses with only minor hitches, until they open the bags of loot. Much to the thieve’s chagrin, there is no cash, no gold, nothing but financial instruments, unable to be cashed.
While still in command of one of the larger marijuana smuggling operations 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, as well as FBI Agent Nick Cutler’s team, the Treasury Department, and Interpol pursue him. During this maelstrom, August devises an incredible plan to satisfy everyone’s interest and fulfill their dreams.
Now, all he has to do is MAKE IT HAPPEN!