Dennis N. Griffin

Dennis N. Griffin was born and raised in Rome, New York. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1966, he returned to central New York. He is married and has four adult children. The Griffins currently split their time between New York State and Las Vegas, Nevada

Mr. Griffin spent over 20 years in investigations and law enforcement in New York State, retiring in 1995 as Director of Investigations for the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center. In 1996 he began to write his first novel, The Morgue. He currently has six mystery/thrillers published.

In 2002, he turned his attention to nonfiction and wrote Policing Las Vegas, a history of law enforcement in Las Vegas and Clark County. Policing was released in April 2005. His second nonfiction, The Battle for Las Vegas, is the story of reputed Chicago Outfit enforcer Tony Spilotro's reign in Vegas. It is told in large part by the former FBI agents and detectives who actually fought the war against Tony and his gang. Battle is scheduled for release in early 2006.

Oct 5, 2009
September 15, 2005 Tony Spilotro (Courtesy LVMPD)The introduction to Griffin's book entitled The Battle for Las Vegas — The Law vs. the Mob. The book chronicles the wide-ranging, criminal exploits of Chicago Outfit enforcer Tony Spilotro, the mobster portrayed by Joe Pesci...