Meet Chief Anthony Pesare For a Presentation and Book Signing
Meet Middletown Police Chief
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 5pm
Newport Athletic Club Cafe
Free and Open to the Public
In his novel, They Always Win, Chief of the Middletown Police Department Anthony M. Pesare, writes about the difficulties of fighting organized crime and one man’s struggle to achieve justice. Channeling his experiences through main character Gino Peterson, this crime drama is written to introduce readers to the real world of the mob.
Gino Peterson is an officer with the Rhode Island intelligence unit, working to secure the streets from the mob. Shortly after being assigned to the unit, Peterson comes across an old mobster who’s willing to talk about his unspeakable crimes. However, sometimes, opening old cases can cause more questions than answers.
Battling organized crime takes its toll on Peterson, and his internal struggle for a personal life and love conflicts with his professional duties. When his past ties to the mob surface, he is questioned by his superiors, and forced to prove himself to the rest of his unit.
“This novel is an insider’s look into the world of organized crime and the detectives who investigate the darker side of society,” says Pesare. “This crime drama is sure to appeal to those who enjoy stories about the mafia, detective novels and courtroom dramas.” Pesare’s inspiration for the novel stemmed from his 31 year career in law enforcement much of which was devoted to fighting the Patriarca organized crime family. The novel aims to give a new perspective into the world of the mob to an audience generally unaware of what happens in the lives of police officers and mob members.
Anthony M. Pesare was a member of the Rhode Island State Police and holds a career in law enforcement of over 31 years. During his career, he worked with the intelligence unit, where he investigated organized crime activities. Pesare and his colleagues arrested members of the Patriarca organized crime family for gambling, arson, robbery and murder to name a few. Pesare rose through the ranks of the agency, retiring as major of field operations, second in command of the department. After leaving the State Police he became Dean of the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University. In 2004 he left the University to return to law enforcement and presently serves as Chief of the Middletown police department. Though a work of fiction, They Always Win was inspired by Tony’s real dealings with the mob. -