Author Scott M. Deitche.

Scott M. Deitche is the author of 5 books and on organized crime, including Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld, and The Silent Don: The World of Santo Trafficante Jr. He has also written dozens of articles on organized crime for local and national magazines and newspapers. Scott has been featured on The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, A&E, C-SPAN, and both national and local news and radio shows.

Scott was born in Perth Amboy and grew up in Fords, NJ. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is an environmental scientist by profession.