August 1999

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A large amount of cash is in one of the banks of the West Lakes Shopping center in August 1999.An organization run by a man by the name of von Stuben, based in Victoria hears about this money and is out to get it using several ex French Foreign Legion Soldiers, plus criminals . However a mistake made by one gang member by hurting by accident the granddaughter of the Mafia Supremo Gino Ravoli, of Australia and New Zealand, brings into play John vand Fliet and his brother in Law Kevin McIntosh, with the full backing of the Mafia.

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3.AM Wednesday August 5. 1999

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The Moon, often hidden by small clouds, seemed to peek down from the sky, at the precise moment when three dark shadows, emerged from a V... Read Chapter

Noon Wednesday August 1999

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5 Mazda Vans drove slowly, into the car-park of the West Lakes Shopping Centre, no bombs had been placed in this shopping centre, and spr... Read Chapter

The Mobil Refinery.

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Wednesday August 5th 1999 12.noon. Hank Slovian and Peter Southcopt, passed within ten feet of number two tank in the refinery, when ... Read Chapter

Schools and Shops.

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At Seaton Primary School, a crowd of men and women, mainly parents, of the children attending this school, which had quickly started to g... Read Chapter


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Computers, all over the city and suburbs, came off-line, some loosing thousands of hours, of accumulated work, at the Airport emergency g... Read Chapter

Police Headquarters.

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Super-Intendent Peter Haven, received the first confused reports, of several explosions rocking Adelaide, and it's suburbs, some of which... Read Chapter

Westlakes shopping Center.

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Noon August 5th 1999. Sandy van Fliet, in company with her close friend, which also happened to be her Sister in Law, Tina MacIntosh,... Read Chapter

August 5th from 12.27.

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After the robbery, the men that departed in the vans, and the Holdens, from the West Lakes shopping centre, had left several short fused ... Read Chapter

East of Renmark 2.40pm.

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August 5th 1999 approximately 5 km's East, of the commercial centre of Renmark 2.40pm. The sun was bright, the sky was clear, not a c... Read Chapter

Adelaide from 4 pm.

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Adelaide August 5th 1999 about 4 PM. The measures taken by Police Commissioner Black, slowly started to work, sanity gradually starte... Read Chapter

Late 5 and early August 6.

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At 4.25pm, one of the phone operators, in the control centre frantically waived, to Peter Handraft, and held his phone out to him, when P... Read Chapter

The reason why.

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Thursday August 6th 1999 Commissioner Black, and his two subordinates Haven and Hillier, where once again seated, around the highly p... Read Chapter

Gino Ravoli.

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Friday August 7th 1999 4.30 PM. They had argued for hours, before Gino Ravoli gave in, he knew the strong feeling, of wanting to take... Read Chapter

John van Fliet.

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That night word went out from Adelaide, that the Cosa Nostra Commissioner, Gino Ravoli was looking for, and should be notified, of any st... Read Chapter

First Sighting.

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Young Nathan entered the Lounge, and looked inquisitively at his father, whose face showed sorrow, something which was very unusual for h... Read Chapter

Sunday August 9th 1999.

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Sunday August 9th 1999. John and Kevin, were waiting in the Ravoli lounge, regardless of the beautiful August morning, the gas-heater... Read Chapter

The First Farm.

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Sam LeBoeuff drove,it was a beautiful balmy morning , the sun was shining, and the well surfaced road, was making the drive a real pleasu... Read Chapter

August 10 and 11, 1999.

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Monday August 10th 1999 8.45am. John had patiently, waited for young Nathan, his son to go to School. When young Nathan left, with a ... Read Chapter

The seond Farm.

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Gino settled down, and looking at both men, put a survey map on the coffee table next to him, he started explaining, that he had received... Read Chapter

Tuesday August 11th.

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Tuesday August 11th 1999. 2.PM The big burley Sikorsky S-92 Helibus, hovered slowly above the Sealake farm, checking it out before it... Read Chapter

Tuesday evening August 11th 1999..

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It was 7.35 PM, after John had dropped Kevin at his home, the evening was beautiful and mild, but dark most of the time, the sky full of ... Read Chapter

Wednesday August 12th 1999,

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Wednesday August 12th 1999 A short while, after finishing his leisurely Breakfast, John walked out the backdoor, and sat down in a de... Read Chapter

Continue 22.

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to take you"? his son shook his head in the negative, "no thanks dad, just give me a note, explaining that due to some personnel reasons,... Read Chapter

Thursday August 13th 1999 4.30pm.

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Black was laying back in a comfortable leather chair, facing the window, which overlooked picturesque Adelaide, in his large office, he y... Read Chapter

Monday August 23rd 1999.

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Gino Ravoli, was deep in thought, sitting forward leaning over his desk, he had a large deepening frown on his face, his finger was scrat... Read Chapter

August 25th 1999. 2pm.

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Two 1998 Commodore Berlina Holden cars, left the Ravoli house, which after a short drive of some 70 kilometres, where exchanged in the sm... Read Chapter

Mount Gambier/Warrnambool.

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The five hour trip to Mount Gambier, broken at Murray Bridge, to change vehicles, and the continual checking, to see if they were being f... Read Chapter

Wednesday August 25th pm.

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The landscape became varied, when they started on their next leg of their trip, they drove over the scenic Great Ocean road, the coast ro... Read Chapter

Wednesday August later.

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Wednesday August 26th 1999 Karl von Stuben  was standing on the top step, of the large ornate wide staircase, which came down fr... Read Chapter

The von Stuben Party.

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Von Stuben, had been quickly informed, by the commander of his legionaries, that surveillance camera's, had picked up several armed men, ... Read Chapter

The Assault.

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John could hear the soft crackling, of dead leaves and twigs, under the feet of the two legionnaires, who almost carelessly where approac... Read Chapter

The Final Shot.

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John felt a burning pain in his shoulder, his body ached, from the hits his Kevlar vest had taken, and his leg appeared to be dead, after... Read Chapter

The Race to Mount Gambier.

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Kevin as usual, again did what he was requested to do, by the older man, and immediately started to run to the large house, swinging his ... Read Chapter

Mount Gambier and Beyond.

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After the two vehicles, with the six men left the dirt track, near the township of Princetown, they drove rapidly, well over the speed li... Read Chapter

Wednesday August 26th 3.15 PM.

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Wednesday August 26th approximately 3pm. Five police cars in convoy, announcing their arrival with screaming sirens, with John thinki... Read Chapter

Wednesday August 26th 5 pm.

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Wednesday August 26th approximately 5 pm. There was no way, that this sort of information of the fire fight, in the house of the well... Read Chapter


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Gino Ravoli notified an anxious Sandy, and her mother, who were at the Ravoli house, with Theresa Ravoli, about the injuries John had rec... Read Chapter

Thursday August 27th 1999.

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John was driven from the Hospital, to the Essendon Airfield, there where two Police outriders, in front of the ambulance, courtesy of the... Read Chapter

Friday August 1999 28th.

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Friday August 28th 1999 12.30am Gino Ravoli, who had taken his glasses from it's case, and was trying to clean them with a handkerchi... Read Chapter

Black’s Budget.

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Black slowly walked back to his office, were he sank back into his chair, his mind in a turmoil his face lit up, by a huge smile, after h... Read Chapter

February 2000.

Submitted: May 14, 2017

Approximately two weeks, after John's return from Melbourne, rumours of an impending action, to punish the so-called, 'Special Police Squ... Read Chapter

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