About The Author

Peter Edwards photoPeter Edwards has written for The Toronto Star for thirty years, specializing in organized crime and justice issues. He is the author of fourteen non-fiction books, including Unrepentant: The Life and (sometimes) Terrible Times of Lorne Campbell, Hells Angels and Satan’s Choice Biker, which was published in the United Kingdom as Satan’s Choice: My Life as a Hard Core Biker with Satan’s Choice and Hells Angels. His most recent book is Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War, co-written with internationally respected author Antonio Nicaso for Random House. It has been green-lit for a six-part scripted series after being optioned by New Metric Media. Past works by Edwards include the highly praised One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police and the Ipperwash Crisis, A Mother’s Story: The Fight to Free My Son David (with Joyce Milgaard) and The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime (with Michel Auger). A historical work, Delusion: The True Story of Victorian Superspy Henri Le Caron was released in 2010 in Britain under the title The Infiltrator: Henri Le Caron, the British Spy Inside the Fenian Movement to a great deal of praise, including a positive mention in The Times Literary Supplement. Edwards has been nominated four times for the Arthur Ellis Award for Canada’s top non-fiction book, and has also been awarded an eagle feather from the Union of Ontario Indians and a gold medal from the Centre for Human Rights. He was a consultant for the movie One Dead Indian, which won three Gemini Awards and was nominated for another four. He was a member of a Toronto Star team that won a National Newspaper Award for spot news coverage and also received an honourable mention in sportswriting. He is a member of the Alumni Gallery of Distinction in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. He has lectured on organized crime at several universities, including the Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and McGill University, and has been interviewed about organized crime for the BBC, CBC, CTV and the Mob Stories series for History Television. Edwards spent the first eleven years of his life in Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, a strange but happy town with no streetlights or elevators.