Last Call for Gumshoes

“For nearly 50 years, a tight-knit group of San Francisco private eyes—intellectual, swashbuckling, anti-authority lefties—practiced their craft in the pursuit of truth and, hopefully, justice.”

Source: Alta
Published: Sep 29, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,722 words)

The Shooter

The man who killed Osama bin Laden is now out of the Navy, without health care, pension or protection for himself and his family:

“Since Abbottabad, he has trained his children to hide in their bathtub at the first sign of a problem as the safest, most fortified place in their house. His wife is familiar enough with the shotgun on their armoire to use it. She knows to sit on the bed, the weapon’s butt braced against the wall, and precisely what angle to shoot out through the bedroom door, if necessary. A knife is also on the dresser should she need a backup.

“Then there is the ‘bolt’ bag of clothes, food, and other provisions for the family meant to last them two weeks in hiding.

“‘Personally,’ his wife told me recently, ‘I feel more threatened by a potential retaliatory terror attack on our community than I did eight years ago,’ when her husband joined ST6.”

Published: Feb 11, 2013
Length: 61 minutes (15,479 words)