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Joe DeCicco is "a retired New York City Detective who originally attended college to practice Electrical Engineering. After working a lighting designer for several years, life circumstances decreed that he join the New York City Police Department in 1973, spending more then half his service in plainclothes, including over four years as an Organized Crime Control Bureau narcotics investigator, then year with Brooklyn Central Robbery and more than three years with the Brooklyn South Detective Division assigned to the 62nd Squad in Bensonhurst. After spending twenty years on the streets of New York, Joe happily retired in on July 4th 1993, truly celebrating his own Independence Day, with over twenty awards and decorations.  Joe explains that his writings come from an inner need to share his experiences with others while fulfilling the publics ongoing interest with police work. In his novels, the series main character, Michael Romano, is a dedicated police officer who sometimes, while performing his duties, inadvertently becomes involved with people who have no business being on any police force." The author feels that while still entertaining, his writings show all facets of the sometimes complex personalities of those who choose to be the daily guardians of our society Joe DeCicco is the author of Worms in the Apple, Angel with a Gun , Dirty Baggs, Bulldog and Connected.

"According to the book description of Angel with a Gun, Not all cops are angels. But a few go bad, real bad. Mike Romano is just a beat officer, but now he finds himself facing police corruption and worse. He joined the force to stop a child molester from preying on his neighborhood, but to make the collar stick he has to follow procedure. Now he's about to find out that there is no set procedure for staying alive. Joe DeCicco is a lifelong New York resident who served twenty years with the New York Police Department at Manhattan South; the last several as a detective. He left the Force a few years ago and continued the lifestyle, now as a private detective. Joe is married and loves working with animals."

According to the book description of Bulldog, "Mike Romano, a righteous and dedicated cop has had his personal life in shambles since his divorce. After getting transferred to the dangerous world of a Narcotics Investigator, he lives only for the job, until, a series of events changes his life once more."

According to the book description of Worms in the Apple, "The author's tale about Mike Romano, a New York City Police Officer, closely follows the author's own career and the characters he encountered while serving as a police officer in New York City. As the story unfolds, Mike, now works on 42nd Street in Manhattan, during the late Seventies, when sleaze still was the order of the day. His commanding officer is a crooked cop. Romano, always performing his duty to the best of his ability, is constantly trying to remove worms from the Apple. As the story unfolds, the flavor of New York City poignantly comes through. Mike finds that he has friends, on both side of the law. The reader learns that the work of a police officer is not all guns and violence."

According to the book description of Dirty Baggs, "The author's third novel about the career of a New York City Police Officer takes place in Staten Island New York, an almost country borough within the city. The story opens with Romano witnessing a homicide on his way to work. Michael Romano had everything he ever wanted, a job that he loved, a wife and two children and a home of his own. One fateful night he arrived home early and his world changed. Follow along as he balances his work and personal problems yet still manages to catch a bad guy or two, even a serial killer."

According to the book description of Connected, "Mike Romano is assigned to a Brooklyn New York, Detective Squad, in an area known as Bensonhurst. It is an Italian neighborhood in a state of flux. While working some unique cases, he learns to temper his desire to dispense instant justice yet still gets the job done. Romano learns interesting facts about his family and what it means to be connected."

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