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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


Published Works

  • Limbo, Doubleday & Company, 1987
  • Sanctuary, Tudor Publishing, 1990
  • Crusade, Undercover Against the Mafia and KGB,(With Tom Tripodi) Brassey`s Inc., 1992

Selected Titles At Your Library

Limbo /
ISBN: 155773223x. OCLC Number:

Berkley,. New York :. 1989, ©1987.

Sanctuary /
ISBN: 0843930187. OCLC Number:

Leisure Books,. New York City :. 1991, ©1989.

Crusade :
ISBN: 0028810198. OCLC Number:

Brassey's (US),. Washington :. ©1993.

Crusade is the action-packed autobiography of the man you saw on "60 Minutes"--The American special agent who dared to fight the Mafia on its own turf. One of the world's foremost authorities on organized crime, covert operations, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the drug problem, Tom Tripodi served 27 dangerous years throughout the world for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the CIA, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and the Drug Enforcement.



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