By Joe Ralko
The scene on may possibly 10, 1973, appeared like whatever out of a Hollywood blockbuster. within the city of Kenora, at the north shore of the Lake of the Woods close to the Ontario-Manitoba border, a guy used to be robbing a financial institution within the so much bombastic method.
Paul Higgins walked into the financial institution armed with a home-made bomb and useless Man’s swap in his mouth to detonate it. If someone have been to shoot him and if he allow move of the swap, he could blow himself up and take as many folks with him as attainable. The police have been in a standoff. was once it well worth the threat to shoot?
Acclaimed journalist Joe Ralko has spent his complete existence mulling over this situation. It wasn’t his occupation that placed him at the path of Paul Higgins—Joe was once there! He used to be a curious highschool scholar who watched the drama spread from the road. He had a transparent line of sight down the sidewalk as Higgins emerged from the financial institution fifty ft away.
What occurred subsequent could move down in Canadian background. Ralko might develop into enthusiastic about each point of the case. It used to be in basic terms years later, after he had tested himself as a author and whereas improving from his first conflict with melanoma, that he made up our minds to eventually inform the tale as an artistic non-fiction account.
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The Devil's Gap: The Untold Story of Canada's First Suicide Bomber by Joe Ralko