The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath by Philip CarloThe Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath by Philip Carlo

The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath

byPhilip Carlo

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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The New York Times bestselling author of Gaspipe and The Ice Man, Phillip Carlo returns with a hair-raising portrait of arguably the most depraved psychopath in the history of the Mafia, mob enforcer Tommy “Karate” Pitera. The Butcher tells the riveting true story of a hit man who loved his work too much—a maniac believed responsible for more than sixty remarkably brutal murders—whom even organized crime’s most cold-blooded assassins feared. Another riveting journey into the darkest corners of the underworld, Carlo’s The Butcher is destined to be a true crime classic alongside Wiseguys by Nicholas Pileggi and Underboss by Peter Maas. <_o3a_p>

Philip Carlo was born and raised on the mean streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—the same streets Tommy Pitera hailed from. There, Carlo earned a Ph.D. in street smarts, and he escaped a life of crime by writing about it with unusual insight. He is the author of the bestsellersThe Night Stalker, about notorious serial killer Richard Ramir...
Title:The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia PsychopathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061744662

ISBN - 13:9780061744662

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Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE ICE MAN?Carlo has written another captivating true-crime book. This one tells the spine-chilling story of Richard Kuklinski, a.k.a. ?the Ice Man? because he liked to freeze his victims to throw off forensic investigators.?This work is written like a novel; readers will become so engrossed in the details that they?ll forget that this is a true story. Highly recommended for readers of true crime.? (Library Journal)