Drawing on hundreds of hours of face-to-face interviews, Carlo reveals the story of Richard The Ice Man Kuklinski, who became one of the most notorious and sadistic professional assassins in American history, working for such criminals as Sammy "The Bull" Gravano and John Gotti.
Richard The Ice Man Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.
About The Author
Philip Carlo was the author of Gaspipe, The Butcher, and The Night Stalker, which chronicles the brutal career of serial killer Richard Ramirez. Carlo grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, amidst the world’s highest concentration of Mafia members. When he was 16, Carlo was shot in the head in a gang war, and while recuperating, he read voraciously, discovering the magic of books for the first time. His intimate knowledge of Mafia culture—their walk and their talk—helped Carlo become a successful crime writer. He died in 2010 from ALS.
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One of the scariest books I've read in a long time. Cold, callous and ruthless cannot describe how chilling this story is. I don't know what's scarier, the fact that people like this exist or that he took so long to be caught....
"Carlo effectively tells the life story of the family man who spent thirty years as a professional killer, while hosting barbecues in suburban New Jersey."--"New York"" Post"
"A hell of a book, a brutal page-turner."
"Philip Carlo captured the essence of who my husband was."--Barbara Kuklinski
"Spine-chilling...readers will become so engrossed in the details that they'll forget that this is a true story."--"Library Journal"
"Reading "The Ice Man" left me cold, perplexed, horrified. No one today writing about the criminals, the streets, has the insight and innate knowledge of the criminal mind. I highly recommend this book."--Joey Reynolds, host of WOR Radio
"Carlo writes with the sharpness of a stiletto. His words are cutting and brutal and meaningful. I could not put "The Ice Man" down. It is the most compelling book I have ever read."--Louis Free, the Heartland Radio Show
"What Philip Carlo did was capture the heart and soul of Richard Kuklinski. I could not put his book down."--HBO Producer Gaby Monet "Both my wife and I read this book. While we were reading the book, neither one of us spoke to the other for days."--George Nooray, Coast to Coast Radio
Number Of Pages: 523
Published: 28th April 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.6 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.25