The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer [NOOK Book]

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, with Ray Liotta and Chris Evans
 
He was smart, merciless, and deadly. And it took someone just as tough to bring him down.
 
A mob contract killer known as “The Iceman” for hiding a body in an ice-cream truck freezer, Richard Kuklinski boasted a personal body count of more than a hundred ...
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The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer

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Overview

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, with Ray Liotta and Chris Evans
 
He was smart, merciless, and deadly. And it took someone just as tough to bring him down.
 
A mob contract killer known as “The Iceman” for hiding a body in an ice-cream truck freezer, Richard Kuklinski boasted a personal body count of more than a hundred victims. Using guns, knives, poison, ice picks, tire irons, baseball bats, and bombs, the family man from New Jersey killed for fun, for money, to cover up his own crimes, and to satisfy his inner rage. Law enforcement officials knew all about Kuklinski and had a list of his victims, but couldn’t get near him—until undercover agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and began a deadly game of cat and mouse.
 
In this harrowing true-crime account, Anthony Bruno delves into the mind of a cold-blooded killer, chronicling the Iceman’s grisly crimes and probing the bizarre dynamics of Agent Polifrone’s dangerous liaison with him. For as Polifrone carefully built up a case against Kuklinksi, he knew he was running out of time—because the Iceman was planning to kill him too.
 
“Bruno puts his writing talents to white-knuckle use with a tight focus on a killer with no human feelings.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Excellent . . . [re-creates] the tension and stress Polifrone experienced in fulfilling his risky undercover assignment.”—Publishers Weekly

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“Bruno puts his writing talents to white-knuckle use with a tight focus on a killer with no human feelings.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Excellent . . . [re-creates] the tension and stress Polifrone experienced in fulfilling his risky undercover assignment.”—Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345540096
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 45,871
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony Bruno is the author of eleven crime novels and four true-crime books, including Seven (based on the hit movie starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman). His nonfiction work The Seekers: A Bounty Hunter’s Story was nominated for the Edgar Award for best fact crime book. His novel Bad Apple was adapted for television in 2004.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    should be called'Dominic'

    Bruno seems to be more interested in the man who brought down Kuklinski than in the man himself. Bruno needs to do a follow up interview with kuklinski, his mindset, does his family still talk to him,dealing in prison etc.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2003

    Iceman: The True Story of a Cold Blooded Killer

    If you're a true crime story lover, this is the book for you. Quite fascinating. A hitman by profession, but also a family man who gets the job done. This guy was NO serial killer. Yeah, it was a dirty job - but somebody had to do it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Amazing story.

    For any mobster buff. Incredible story. Scary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Awesome!!

    Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Give this one a try, you won't be sorry.

    Give this one a try, you won't be sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2004

    Killer or Gentle Giant?

    This is a book about a man who wanted one life, a family and home but had to have another life to get it. Mr. Kuklinski is not a pathological killer. He was a business man. If we don't liked what he has done then why do we all watch the Sopranos. The characters we admire in this show are the same and no different from Richard Kuklinski's world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2004

    Almost as good as true crime gets!

    I first read this book back in '95 or '96, and I just reread it in April 2004 after having visited Kuklinski's cell-block the previous summer. The novel works both as a gripping narrative, and as a factual record of the acts of one of NJ's most prolific killers. Through the novel, the reader will also experience the highways and towns of New Jersey in a way that will please any fan of true crime novels, and especially fans of the HBO series, 'The Sopranos.' It's just a shame that the book is out of print.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2003

    Iceman: The True Story of a Cold Blooded Killer

    This is an excellent book. Un-put-downable! If anyone knows how to tell a fascinating story of interest, Bruno has done it with the Iceman. Richard was no "serial killer" - killing was actually his job. Richard Kuklinski is definitely a "quiet storm".

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