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The Iceman : Confessions Of A Mafia Contract Killer - Philip Carlo

The Iceman

Confessions Of A Mafia Contract Killer

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Published: 1st January 2007
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Responsible for well over 200 murders, he is the man who claims a direct link to the killing of Jimmy Hoffa and he is one of the reasons for John Gotti's rise to power. the wife of one victim referred to him as "the devil." Yet behind every monster, even the most cold-blooded ones, there lies a human story. After 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Richard Kuklinksi and even more time spent with Kuklinski's family, Philip Carlo reveals all in The Ice Man. He led a double life: professional assassin and devoted family man.

As described by his wife Barbara, Richard was two people. At times he was a model father that would return home with a car full of groceries and presents, and at other times he was a monster, frequently subjecting Barbara to abuse and leaving their children to watch in horror. But despite even his worst moments at home, his family never knew of his other life as a top hitman contracted by the bosses of east coast crime families. On the day Richard was arrested, the police found not one single weapon in the house. His family never knew of the nights he would meander into Manhattan's Upper West Side and brutally kill whatever panhandler stepped in his path.

In short, Richard Kuklinksi may have been one of the greatest enigmas ever. About Author Phil Carlo grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, amidst the world’s highest concentration of Mafia members. His intimate knowledge of their walk and their talk helped him become a successful crime writer. Carlo now lives in New York City.

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Gory, violent, but gripping!

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Confronting At Times

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  • Older Readers

Comments about The Ice Man:

I love a good true crime. This book is really well written, based on true events and whilst terribly confronting and cringe worthy at times, I couldn't put it down. One of the best books I've read

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Interesting Reading
  • Riverting Reading

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    • Reality

    Comments about The Ice Man:

    I enjoyed the book,it usually takes me weeks to sit & read a book like this, I finished this book in 3 days' couldn't put it down .the world is not always a nice place & people are rarely what they seem . dog eat dog world !!!

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    ISBN: 9780732284961
    ISBN-10: 0732284961
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 496
    Published: 1st January 2007
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.6  x 3.5
    Weight (kg): 0.53