Rick Porrello

Rick Porrello wears several hats. He is a Cleveland area police chief, jazz drummer and author of several non-fiction books. He began writing his first book, "The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia" (Barricade Books, 1995), during family history research into the murders of his grandfather and three uncles who were Mafia leaders during Prohibition. Porrello self-published his second title, "To Kill the Irishman "(Next Hat Press, 1998), which was adapted for film and became the major motion...See more