Something different today! We’re talking about untrue crimes which occurred in a high rise LA office building in 1988. At the center of these events was a detective from New York named John McClane. He and his wife Holly were separated at the time over issues including her blossoming career with the Nakatomi Corporation in Los Angeles, but John visited her for the holidays and soon found himself at the center of a complex and violent robbery plot. The events that follow are quite shocking and show failures by the LAPD to rescue hostages or arrest the perpetrators. In fact, if not for a beat cop named Al, John McClane would have been completely on his own.
Join us at the quiet end for Diehard, the story of two good cops who prevailed over evil on Christmas Eve 1988.
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It’s kind of a shame that John got a hard time for sending the bad guy’s carcass down the elevator with a Santa hat on. That was a smart and effective tactical move. Notify your enemy by surprise that you’re taking casualties, and do it in some way bizarre enough to completely challenge their normalcy bias. Figuratively rocking your adversary back on their heels even for a few seconds can make all the difference. It’s just delightful that his penchant for grandstanding and taking outrageous risks served them well. What an incredible story, and your writing and narration are so great. Thank you!