By Tanya Chalupa
In this gripping, real crime exposé, invoice Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia by means of gaining the arrogance of infamous mob operative William Ettleman. Set opposed to a backdrop of social turmoil, the booklet immerses readers in loose love, medications, theft and homicide, orchestrated via equipped crime in destinations like Sausalito, California. The Trident eating place, as soon as a drug Mecca for Hollywood, the song and the recent York hip, was once co-owned via 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, was once 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 entangled. Palmini, using Ettleman, joins...
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He placed flyers at front doors, asking anyone who had any information to phone the Sausalito Police Department. He also posted flyers on telephone poles and lampposts for dogwalkers. As far as he knew, there were no reports of suspicious vehicles in the area on the night of the Trident incident. Then again, all five of the Sausalito police cars were parked at the station that night. There were no officers out riding through the quiet streets to see or report anything suspicious. Fortunately for Palmini, on the night of the assault on the Trident, a Sausalito resident named Richard Robbins had trouble sleeping.
Palmini looked at his old buddy and knew his friend was back. He realized Rudimenkin had been as uneasy about the whole business with the Trident as he was. “Well, Bill, here’s your chance to become a star—Sausalito’s own Columbo,” Rudimenkin grinned, referring to Peter Falk, the actor who starred in a hit television series about a detective in a crumpled raincoat. “Right on. Just call me the mailman. ” Palmini grinned with confidence. But inside he did not feel so sure of himself. Nor did he know how prophetic Rudimenkin’s words would turn out to be.
Then, the oldest-looking one in the group threw a towel over Ribar’s head. ” In describing his assailant, Pendleton recalled he was clean-shaven, between forty and fifty years old, of medium build and approximately six feet tall. Pendleton also noticed the man had on black tennis shoes and no socks, and that his calves and shoes were wet. He also recalled that the man spoke with a slight Southern twang. Meanwhile, Ribar described his assailant and the others he got a brief look at as all clean-shaven.