Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Author And Islamic Terrorism Consultant Tony Attanasio's New Release, 'The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid' Now Available

'The Iranian Connection' is an internationally-flavored novel which relates the actions of Iranian and Hezbollah operatives who planned to detonate a nuclear device in New York City

Author and Islamic Terrorism Consultant Tony Attanasio has released 'The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid'. The reality based suspense novel is a perfect holiday gift for fans of mystery, suspense and reality based action novels.

'The Iranian Connection' is an internationally-flavored novel which relates the actions of Iranian and Hezbollah operatives who planned to detonate a nuclear device in New York City in order to weaken The United States’ support for Israel in post September 11 months. Initially US Federal law enforcement assets work at odds with one another. Eventually the groups work together to thwart the explosion. The storyline highlights the non-cooperation among law enforcement agencies in the United States that made the Office of Homeland Security a reality.

Unlike many other authors who write reality based action novels, Tony Attanasio writes from direct personal experience. Tony was seriously injured in a line-of-duty incident that ended his career with NYPD. He subsequently served ten years with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he served as an Intelligence specialist. During his tenure he served in Miami, Europe and New York City. Both in Miami, Florida, and Europe, he served as liaison with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and traveled to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where he presented a course on International Organized Crime.

Attanasio's real world experience flavors every page of his works. Tony has had a long career in investigating organized crime, money laundering, and radical Islam - obvious in this, his 3rd book. His previous two books have received national acclaim and five star reviews. Tony has consulted for Robert DiNiro in establishing authenticity for his film ‘Ronan’.

Tony is currently researching his next book, ‘The Silent Crescent.’ A study of the plight of women in Islam.

Tony Attanasio is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at pts@bellsouth.net. ‘The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid’ is available at Amazon in both print and Kindle editions and at Barnes and Noble. More information is available at his website at http://www.tony-attanasio.com, where Tony writes a daily column relative to issues that pertain to national security and radical Islam

 About Tony Attanasio:

Tony Attanasio is a former U.S. Marine and a retired NYPD Detective/Sergeant. He 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. 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) Supreme Court.

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.

He has served as an Adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he taught an undergraduate course entitled: Terrorism intelligence issues.  Currently Tony is teaching at Palm Beach State College, where he teaches courses in Forensic Accounting, Human Trafficking Investigations, Organized Crime Investigations, Arabic/Moslem Culture, The Psychology of a Suicide Bomber and a course that focuses on terrorist investigations and intelligence collection techniques.

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, Connecticut. Tony is also a member of NYPD’s CT SHIELD anti terrorism group.

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.”

His first book, 'The Orchid Memorandum', was written with Howard Hellman was published in 2004. His second book, 'Kenny O - An Untold Story from the Annals of NYPD', was published in August of 2012. His 3rd book: A SILENT STAR has received five star reviews since its publication in November of 2012.


Tony Attanasio