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The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

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Philip Carlo's The Ice Man spent over six weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Top Mob Hitman. Devoted Family Man. Doting Father. For thirty years, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in American history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey.

Richard Kuklinski was Sammy the Bull Gravanos partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, then head of the Gambino crime family, at Sparks Steakhouse. Mob boss John Gotti hired him to torture and kill the neighbor who accidentally ran over his child. For an additional price, Kuklinski would make his victims suffer; he conducted this sadistic business with coldhearted intensity and shocking efficiency, never disappointing his customers. By his own estimate, he killed over two hundred men, taking enormous pride in his variety and ferocity of technique.

This trail of murder lasted over thirty years and took Kuklinski all over America and to the far corners of the earth, Brazil, Africa, and Europe. Along the way, he married, had three children, and put them through Catholic school. His daughters medical condition meant regular stays in childrens hospitals, where Kuklinski was remembered, not as a gangster, but as an affectionate father, extremely kind to children. Each Christmas found the Kuklinski home festooned in colorful lights; each summer was a succession of block parties.

His family never suspected a thing.

Richard Kuklinski is now the subject of the major motion picture titled “The Iceman”(2013), starring James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, and Chris Evans.

Synopsis:

Carlo presents a harrowing account of Richard Kuklinski, a seemingly ordinary husband and father who was also a cold-blooded killer for hire--the man the Mafia called on when they wanted a special kind of hit. Martin's Press.

Synopsis:

Philip Carlo's The Ice Man spent over six weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Top Mob Hitman. Devoted Family Man. Doting Father. For thirty years, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in American history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey.

Richard Kuklinski was Sammy the Bull Gravanos partner in the killing of Paul Castellano at Sparks Steakhouse. John Gotti hired him to torture and kill the neighbor who accidentally ran over his child. For an additional price, Kuklinski would make his victims suffer; he conducted this sadistic business with coldhearted intensity and shocking efficiency, never disappointing his customers. By his own estimate, he killed over two hundred men, taking enormous pride in his variety and ferocity of technique.

This trail of murder lasted over thirty years and took Kuklinski all over America and to the far corners of the earth, Brazil, Africa, and Europe. Along the way, he married, had three children, and put them through Catholic school. His daughters medical condition meant regular stays in childrens hospitals, where Kuklinski was remembered as an affectionate father, extremely kind to children. Each Christmas found the Kuklinski home festooned in colorful lights; each summer was a succession of block parties.

His family never suspected a thing.

Synopsis:

The Ice Man" is a "stomach-turning account of the multiple atrocities committed over 43 years by Richard 'The Ice Man Kuklinski--as sadistic a killer as most readers would ever want to encounter in print" ("Publishers Weekly").

About the Author

Philip Carlo grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, amidst the world’s highest concentration of Mafia members. His intimate knowledge of their culture, walk, and their talk helped him become a successful crime writer. His breakthrough, The Night Stalker, chronicles the brutal career of serial killer Richard Ramirez. Carlo lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312374655
Author:
Carlo, Philip
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Kuklinski, Richard
Subject:
Serial murderers - New Jersey
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
Murder - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 8-page bandw photo section
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
8.28 x 6.47 x 1.265 in

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Product details 440 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312374655 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Carlo presents a harrowing account of Richard Kuklinski, a seemingly ordinary husband and father who was also a cold-blooded killer for hire--the man the Mafia called on when they wanted a special kind of hit. Martin's Press.
"Synopsis" by ,

Philip Carlo's The Ice Man spent over six weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Top Mob Hitman. Devoted Family Man. Doting Father. For thirty years, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in American history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey.

Richard Kuklinski was Sammy the Bull Gravanos partner in the killing of Paul Castellano at Sparks Steakhouse. John Gotti hired him to torture and kill the neighbor who accidentally ran over his child. For an additional price, Kuklinski would make his victims suffer; he conducted this sadistic business with coldhearted intensity and shocking efficiency, never disappointing his customers. By his own estimate, he killed over two hundred men, taking enormous pride in his variety and ferocity of technique.

This trail of murder lasted over thirty years and took Kuklinski all over America and to the far corners of the earth, Brazil, Africa, and Europe. Along the way, he married, had three children, and put them through Catholic school. His daughters medical condition meant regular stays in childrens hospitals, where Kuklinski was remembered as an affectionate father, extremely kind to children. Each Christmas found the Kuklinski home festooned in colorful lights; each summer was a succession of block parties.

His family never suspected a thing.

"Synopsis" by , The Ice Man" is a "stomach-turning account of the multiple atrocities committed over 43 years by Richard 'The Ice Man Kuklinski--as sadistic a killer as most readers would ever want to encounter in print" ("Publishers Weekly").
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