The Iceman

The Iceman

The True Story of A Cold-blooded Killer

Book - 2013
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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 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
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, c2013
Edition: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9780345540119
Branch Call Number: MOVIE TIE-IN
Characteristics: xix, 292 p. ; 21 cm

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mariednguyen
Sep 25, 2013

Richard Kuklinsky, son of a brutal, alcoholic father who came home only infrequently and a mother who vented her resentment on her children, grew up to be an efficient mass murderer. By the time of his trial in 1988 at age 53 he had killed upwards of 100 men by shooting, stabbing, choking or poisoning them. Kuklinsky, a New Jersey family man with two daughters and a son, was finally brought to justice through the efforts of Special Agent Dominick Polifrone of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, working with the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and the New Jersey State Police. The ``Ice Man'' will not be eligible for parole until he is 111 years old. Bruno ( Bad Blood ) has done an excellent job of re-creating the tension and stress Polifrone experienced in fulfilling his risky undercover assignment. - PW

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christianterrmoz
Sep 04, 2016

The movie was ok,I thought it would be better,the book is great so far,I hope in the future somebody can do a better movie.

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mariednguyen
Sep 23, 2013

Other: Release date May 3, 2013 (USA)

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