ABOUT ME

I retired in 1994, after a 20-year career in investigations and law enforcement in New York State. In 1996 I wrote my first novel, The Morgue. and currently have seven mystery/thrillers published.

 

My debut in nonfiction, Policing Las Vegas – A History of Law Enforcement in Southern Nevada, was released in April 2005. It covers the evolution of law enforcement in Las Vegas and Clark County from the city’s establishment in 1905. My second nonfiction, The Battle for Las Vegas – The Law versus the Mob, tells the story of the Tony Spilotro era in Las Vegas from 1971 thru 1986. It was released in July 2006 and was a Computer Times Editor’s Selection in October 2006. That was followed in July 2007 by CULLOTTA, the biography of former Chicago and Las Vegas mobster Frank Cullotta. My latest Mob book is Surviving The Mob, the biography of former Gambino crime family associate Andrew DiDionato, which hit store shelves in January 2011.

 

In October 2012 my first entertainment book, House Party Tonight, the story of legendary saxophonist Don Hill, was published by Houdini Books. And that December Rogue Town, the true story of crime and corruption in Stamford, Connecticut, was published by Houdini.

 

La Bella Mafia, the story of a woman who survived and overcame a life of physical and sexual abuse, was released in October 2013. Two months later Hole in the Wall Gang, a sequel to CULLOTTA was published. At present I'm working on two true crime projects.  

 

I served as co-host of the popular Blog Talk Radio show Crime Wire, as a consultant to the Vegas Mob Tour, and am currently speaker coordinator for Mob-Con.

 

I'm an active member of the Wednesday Warrior Writers, Public Safety Writers Association and GLAWS.