Bombing Harvey (Paperback)
|Author: John Birges|
"Bombing Harvey," by John Birges Jr. and Nina J. Arnold is a hybrid - part memoir, part novel, and all based on the true events surrounding the extortion/bombing plot that brought down a casino in Lake Tahoe in 1980, told by one of the participants in this incredible true crime narrative. The plot was hatched by the author''s father John Birges Sr. whose gambling addiction led him to create a plan to extort $3 million from Harvey''s Resort Casino by planting a 1000 pound bomb on the premises. What happens next, and how "Big John" involved both sons and implicated his own children in this nefarious plot will keep readers turning the pages in this truth-is-stranger-than-fiction literary debut.