Nook cover of Peter Houlahan's Norco 80, a new true crime publication

June 11 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meet the Author: Peter Houlahan

Posman Books

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June 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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2019-06-11T20:00:00-04:00
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Meet the Author: Peter Houlahan @ Posman Books

Norco ’80 is a gripping true crime account of one of the most violent bank heists in US history, telling the story of how five heavily armed young men—led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian—attempted a bank robbery that 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.

Author Peter Houlahan conveys how a group of landscapers transformed 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.

2019-06-11 18:00:00 2019-06-11 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Peter Houlahan Norco ’80 is a gripping true crime account of one of the most violent bank heists in US history, telling the story of how five heavily armed young men—led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian—attempted a bank robbery that 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. Author Peter Houlahan conveys how a group of landscapers transformed 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. Posman Books