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Meet Author Peter Houlahan "Norco 80" at {pages}, June 5 at 7 pm
{pages} a bookstore
Manhattan Beach, CA
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Jun 05, 2019 7:00 PM



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General $30.00 ($32.49 w/service fee)
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Meet Author Peter Houlahan "Norco 80" at {pages}, June 5 at 7 pm
Norco '80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men--led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian--attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in U.S. history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement. Part action thriller and part courtroom drama, Norco '80 transports the reader back to the Southern California of the 1970s, an era of predatory evangelical gurus, doomsday predictions, megachurches, and soaring crime rates, with the threat of nuclear obliteration looming over it all.

A group of landscapers transforms into a murderous gang of bank robbers armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons. Their desperate getaway turned the surrounding towns into war zones. When it was over, three were dead and close to twenty wounded; a police helicopter was forced down from the sky, and thirty-two police vehicles were destroyed by thousands of rounds of ammo. The resulting trial shook the community to the core, raising many issues that continue to face society today: from the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces.

" Norco '80 somehow makes meticulous research and devotion to the truth fuse with suspense and excitement until the reader is right there, a witness to this guns-blazing account of a crime that changed American law enforcement's readiness for violence in the extreme." --Joseph Wambaugh, bestselling author of The Onion Field

Ticket price includes a copy of the book.

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{pages} a bookstore (View)
904 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
United States


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