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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
September 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Big Denny Langdon ,

The butcher

It was a very good book. I was roommates with tommy in butner north Carolina at the medical hospital. Tommy still keeps the oath of omertà will not talk about anything of the mafia

Meat-ball ,

Carlo fiction always an entertaining read

Even though you have to take a dump truck of salt with all his tall tales and poorly researched books, it’s always a fun read. I’ll miss his nonsense.

Teeshot63 ,

Mafioso

I grew up in Bensonhurst and knew Philly Carlo. Yes, this is how it was. However, I don't think Pitera killed that many people. I worked with Richard David in the Kings County Supreme Court. I am shocked that as easy going as he was, he could have assisted in murder and butchering bodies. The book is a good quick read. All these characters from the neighborhood came to life after forgetting them for 30 years.

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