This book is incredible; Mr. Carlo has certainly grasped the essence of a serial killer and hit man.
I first heard about Richard Kuklinski in the late 90’s when he starred in two HBO specials, "Iceman Confesses" & "Iceman and the Psychiatrist". I was somewhat appalled but very intrigued. Since then he has been brought up in several documentaries on serial killers.
A few months back a late night radio show, Coast to Coast AM interviewed the author Phillip Carlo about his book (and soon to be audio book) The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, and I was sold.
The book was a surprise to me in many ways, I found extreme sadness in his childhood and extreme love in his fatherhood (for his own children). Oddly enough I found myself actually cheering Richard on! I know this sounds absurd but on occasion this cold-blooded killer did a few good deeds.
In one case he happened to run across two men raping a teenage boy in an alley, promptly he put an end to this and them, possibly saving the youths life. Richard ran across several cases of child abuse that he quickly stopped in his own way, as well as performed a few completely brutal “hits” on rapists and molesters.
The brutality in this man’s life was worse than most fiction; from the day he was born to the day he first killed he was abused. On that day he went from hunted to hunter, and hundreds paid.
This download is 19 hours you wont you wont turn off or forget !!!
Usually Susie’s taste is supreme, or at least comparable to mine. This selection though seemed to fall below her par. But of course it is only her review of what hit the erotica market it 2006. Maybe we all had a bad year.
One exception in the book is the story "Grifter" by Carol Queen, which is a sweet tale of revenge and just deserts. Alas even this story seems abridged, with missing details and a rushed ending.
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