Tanya Chalupa's A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia. Breaking Up The PDF

By Tanya Chalupa

ISBN-10: 0882824619

ISBN-13: 9780882824611

In this gripping, actual crime exposé, invoice Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia via gaining the arrogance of infamous mob operative William Ettleman. Set opposed to a backdrop of social turmoil, the ebook immerses readers in loose love, medicinal drugs, theft and homicide, orchestrated by way of prepared crime in destinations like Sausalito, California. The Trident eating place, as soon as a drug Mecca for Hollywood, the track and the recent York hip, used to be co-owned by means 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 ambitions the Trident. Mobsters like Frank “The Bomp" Bompensiero, on whom Sopranos personality “Big Pussy" is believed to were established, get involved. Palmini, using Ettleman, joins...

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The gunmen paused and locked gazes. Then, without a word, they moved Carl Stewart’s arms to the front of his body and tied up his hands. One of the masked gunmen spotted a set of keys and a small pile of money on top of the Stewarts’ dresser. The Stewarts looked sorrowfully at each other, expecting to see the last of their funds disappear. “Don’t worry, we don’t take hard-earned money from working folks like you,” the gunman said as he snatched just the ring of keys. The group headed down the hall and stopped in front of the door by the main office.

Events involving the characters happened as described. Only minor details may have been altered. All conversations with William Floyd Ettleman were transcribed from Bill Palmini’s personal recordings and notes. TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I CHAPTER 1: Assault on the Trident CHAPTER 2: Water in the Safes CHAPTER 3: The Black Hull PART II CHAPTER 4: Dodge Ridge CHAPTER 5: Shoemake Jewelry Hit CHAPTER 6: The Station Wagon Gang CHAPTER 7: Secret Identity CHAPTER 8: The Best in the West CHAPTER 9: Frank “The Bomp” Bompensiero CHAPTER 10: The Central Valley Debacle CHAPTER 11: San Diego Supermarket Caper CHAPTER 12: Growing Interest in Sausalito PART III CHAPTER 13: The Trident Era CHAPTER 14: See You at Sally’s CHAPTER 15: “Fat Bob” Tegay CHAPTER 16: Vegas Schemes CHAPTER 17: Capturing Ettleman PART IV CHAPTER 18: Wired CHAPTER 19: Front Row Seats CHAPTER 20: No Shoes for Ettleman CHAPTER 21: A Chabot by Any Other Name CHAPTER 22: San Jose Boss Angelo Marino CHAPTER 23: No Dice CHAPTER 24: Dealing San Diego CHAPTER 25: The Beat Goes On PART V CHAPTER 26: The Old Guard Dies Out CHAPTER 27: Morris Mystery AFTERWORD ACKNOWLEDGMENTS BIBLIOGRAPHY NOTES PART I CHAPTER 1 Assault on the Trident On the last day of the Columbus Day weekend, the persistent ringing of the phone at 6:15 in the morning forced Detective Bill Palmini into consciousness.

He spent the day after leaving the Trident walking door-to-door along the streets where homes faced the bay. 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.

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