Joe Pistone

Joe Pistone is a former FBI agent and has an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of organized crime. In his international bestseller Donnie Brasco (Signet), Pistone told his story of working deep undercover in the Bonanno Mafia family. For six years, Pistone posed as jewel thief Donnie Brasco in order to pull off one of the most audacious sting operations ever. The book was later turned into an acclaimed 1997 feature film starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.

He is also the author of The Way of the Wiseguy (Running Press), which was adapted into a play directed by Academy Award-winner Bobby Moresco and premiered at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts in February 2006. It will make its East Coast debut at Resorts International in Atlantic City. His most recent book, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business, was co-written with Charles Brandt and published by Running Press.