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Wonderland1981 - The Wonderland Murders


Angels in the Smog

“History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind”

–Edward Gibbon


June of 1981 was the hottest month in the city’s recorded history. July would be heavy with smog.

Long time money affords a change in locales – lots of cocaine to move and old habits make it hard to leave the present one. Barely a day had passed since the talk between the two men of moving away and they had settled back down into complacency, albeit a guarded one. Loose ends prevented a clean break – Drugs and valuables needed to be fenced and other technicalities existed, including a court date. There had been a promise to a bail bondsman friend to attend those proceedings. A free ride to the airport was arranged. A flight bound for Sacramento. But the ticket would go unused. An unknowing passenger, maybe on…

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