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Joseph Rinaldo

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in Danville, Illinois, The United States




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Born in Illinois, I nevertheless spent most of my formative years in Kentucky. I attended The Ohio State University and am an avid Buckeyes fan. I currently work in finance, am married, and am the father of a wonderful young woman with Down syndrome.

I have written four novels that have been published. A Spy At Home, Hazardous Choices, A Mormon Massacre, and my newest release, Valerie's Retreat are currently available on Amazon.

Here is a brief blurb about Valerie's Retreat:

Valerie, a middle-aged woman, leading an average life as a head teller at a bank finally finds her soul-mate, Franco. He's sixteen years younger and studying for a Ph.D. in Archeology, but they click. Suddenly, the evil hand of fate causes their lives to fall into a downw

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A Spy at Home

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Hazardous Choices

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A Mormon Massacre

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Valerie's Retreat

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Pirates and Politics

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A SPY AT HOME - Chapter 1 (Drama)
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Description: A Spy At Home, my ebook available on Amazon and my web page, tells about a former spy with a mentally retarded son. He doesn’t have any family, which made him an attractive candidate for overseas espionage before he married. With his wife now gone, how does he provide for his son if he dies first?

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“Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.”
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Joseph Rinaldo Please visit my website and my blog for more information about me, my life, and my two published ebooks, A SPY AT HOME and HAZARDOUS CHOICES.

Joseph Rinaldo I'd like to invite you to visit The New Book Review blog for a highlighted Amazon review of my ebook, A SPY AT HOME. The link is

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