Author S. R. Perricone
  S.R. Perricone, for nearly forty years, served in most aspects of law enforcement. He was as a deputy sheriff, a police detective, an FBI agent and, for twenty-one years, a federal prosecutor. He was the Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force. Before his retirement in 2012, Perricone served as the Senior Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans. He was an attorney for 35 years. During his career he specialized in public corruption and organized crime investigations and prosecutions.

His first novel in the series, Crescent Criminality, "Blue Steel Crucifix" was published on December 19, 2014. The second edition of this book was publsihed on July 30, 2016.

Perricone's second book in the Crescent Criminality series, "The Shadows of Nazareth," was published on September 25, 2016.
 
     
 
Blue Steel Crucifix
by S. R. Perricone
Marco Nuzzolillo resides in Abita Springs, Louisiana with Tivis, his wife of 45 years where he operates “Catering by Marco,” a culinary service specializing in Italian / Creole delicacies and old and new world international cuisines. 

While developing his skills and technique in the kitchen under the tutelage of his Mother, Eleanor “Noni” Battaglia Nuzzolillo, whom he’s been cooking with since he was 11 years of age, Marco enjoyed a successful career in Law Enforcement with the New Orleans Harbor Police, as a Homicide Detective with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s, and as Chief of Detectives and a Patrol Supervisor with the Mandeville Police Department. He retired with honors in 2004 after 31 years of service to Country and Community. 

Marco has embraced his retirement and enjoys hanging out with his grandchildren, international travel, following the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers, tending his Cucuzza patch, and of course making magic in the kitchen.
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  The Shadows of Nazareth
by
S. R. Perricone
In the weeks following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina, thousands of runaways descended on ravaged New Orleans with the hopes of finding jobs to help rebuild America's most intriguing city—New Orleans. Young, naive, and ready for adventure, they unknowingly walked into the jaws of homicidal predators. 

When the storm-weary police discovered the naked and abused bodies of runaways, they called the FBI. In turn, the FBI requested their Behavioral Science Unit from Quantico, Virginia. 

What revelations did the BSU uncover in their investigation? Who was involved? Why were these deviants pursuing these victims? When and where were these crazed characters performing their acts of atrocity?

The task force needed to lure the deviants from their lair. What did the agents do? Did the plan work..., and at what cost?

In the midst of this ungodly investigation, there was more than physical evidence involved. Were there spirits? And, who is Father O'Malley?

New Orleans, the city that care forgot. The Big Easy.

Not for these victims.

An old European state of mind in an American city with Napoleonic influences. The crusty but vivacious establishment driven by order and chaos. Where corruption masquerades as legality. She is called New Orleans, the Queen of Deception.
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