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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joseph P. DeSario  

Pen Name: None


Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Joseph was born and raised in Chicago, and lives with his wife in the Chicagoland area.

Biographical and Professional Information


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Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 155773223X

Diamond Books. 1989

Detective Brenda Collins stakes her career and her life to find a savage psychopathic rapist who relentlessly haunts the avenues and alleyways of East L.A

ISBN: 0843930187

Leisure Books. 1991

A reporter for a national tabloid discovers a mutilated body tied to a metal cot and unearths an underground railroad formed to save Guatemalan refugees from the wrath of the country's Anti-Insurgency Command

Crusade: Undercover Against the Mafia and KGB
ISBN: 0028810198

Brassey's Inc. 1993

When "60 Minutes" asked for America's expert on Mafia activities in the United States and Sicily, the U.S. government gave them Tom Tripodi. Crusade is the story of this bare-knuckled son of Italian immigrants who learned the Mafia's secrets--from the inside out. Learn how Tom Tripodi helped put dozens of mafiosi and drug dealers in jail and how his fellow law enforcement officials in Italy have been blown away.



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