The members of this group were diverse in nature speaking Spanish, Italian as
well as the Sicilian dialect. This memoir is the actual story of the relationship of KENNY O and
Tony Pesca, the NYPD Officer assigned to work with KENNY O in an undercover capacity to infiltrate
these groups which included several violent and sociopathic members who eventually placed both
KENNY O and Tony Pesca in harm's way.
KENNY O was bright and had a humorous personality which led to a few cases that
bring laughter to the reader. This story brings to the reader the life events of both Tony Pesca
and KENNY O that led to their relationship. But the success they achieved is unmatched in bringing
down several notorious traffickers and contract killers.
Additional information from KENNY O led to the conviction and incarceration of
the head of the Gambino LCN family - John Gotti.
The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid
“The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid” is an
internationally-flavored novel, which relates the actions of Hezbollah
operatives who wish to detonate a nuclear device in New York City in order to
weaken The United States’ support for Israel in post September Eleventh months as
well as disrupt the US economy. Anti-terrorist organizations work at odds
with, and then in concert with, one another to foil the deadly explosion. The story
develops characters on both sides of the plot and it highlights the now infamous
non-cooperation among law enforcement agencies in the United States that made the
Office of Homeland Security a reality.
is believed that while previous works such as “The Sum of All Fears” have several
common story-elements, “The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid” is unique in its
content and delivery of authentic details of recent anti-terrorism efforts in The
Resume - Tony Attanasio
Tony is a former U.S. Marine and a retired NYPD
Detective Sergeant who subsequently served ten years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration. He served in Miami, New York and while attached to the American Embassy in
Miami and Rome, Italy, he served as DEA's CIA liaison and liaised with various intelligence
agencies from Europe and the Middle East.
While a member of DEA, Tony presented a course at CIA HQ in Langley, Virginia
that focused on international organized crime and money laundering techniques.
Tony has been declared an expert in International drug trafficking and organized
crime by the N.Y. State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court in Miami and the German (Bavaria)
Tony has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice (Core concentration -
counter terrorism strategies).
In 1991, Tony attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Tony has served as an Adjunct professor at St.
Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he taught an undergraduate course in the discipline
of terrorism. Currently Tony is teaching at a major SE US college, where he teaches courses in
Forensic Accounting, Organized Crime Investigations, Arabic/Moslem Culture, The Psychology of
a Suicide Bomber, and a course that focuses on terrorist investigations and intelligence
In addition, Tony is a certified Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal
Justice Instructor and has taught at the Connecticut State Police Academy in Meriden,
His first book, written with Howard Hellman, THE ORCHID MEMORANDUM, published in
2004, has received a five star rating from readers. This book focuses on the relationships between
Jihadists and various organized crime groups. His second book, KENNY O–AN UNTOLD STORY FROM THE
ANNALS OF NYPD was published in August of 2012 and has already received five star reviews…
His newly published 3rd book - A SILENT STAR - has received world-wide notice
and five star reviews.
A new edition of the ORCHID MEMORANDUM will be available by mid May
of 2013. THE IRANIAN CONNECTION: CODE WORD ORCHID (SEE BOOK SYNOPSIS).
He is currently conducting research for his fourth book THE SILENT CRESCENT –
The focus here is women in Islam.
Tony also served as the organized crime advisor, to Mr. Robert DiNiro relative
to his film RONAN.
Tony has received numerous awards in the field of law enforcement and
government, including seventeen awards for valor from NYPD, three awards from DEA for exceptional
duty, an award from the BKA (Germany) and an award from the Republic of Italy.
In 1998, Tony received a commendation from the Governor of the Marianna Islands
for the training of his investigators in the discipline of Forensic Science investigations.
In 2004, Tony received the state of Florida's prestigious "Davis Award."
Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Malta, north Africa, Greece, France, Switzerland, Middle East,
Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Curacao, Aruba, Brazil, Mexico, Cayman, Bahamas, Turk and Caicos,
Japan, Okinawa, Guam, Marianna Islands and Canada...