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 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 largest 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 attemps 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 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!
Co-Authored with Louis Pagano. Click here for bio information.