The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer

By Anthony Bruno

Soon to be a huge movie starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, with Ray Liotta and Chris Evans
 
He used to be shrewdpermanent, cruel, and lethal. And it took somebody simply as difficult to convey him down.
 
A mob agreement killer often called “The Iceman” for hiding a physique in an ice-cream truck freezer, Richard Kuklinski boasted a private physique count number of greater than 100 sufferers. utilizing weapons, knives, poison, ice alternatives, tire irons, baseball bats, and bombs, the relations guy from New Jersey killed for enjoyable, for cash, to hide up his personal crimes, and to fulfill his internal rage. police officers knew all approximately Kuklinski and had a listing of his sufferers, yet couldn’t get close to him—until secret agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and commenced a dangerous online game of cat and mouse.
 
during this harrowing true-crime account, Anthony Bruno delves into the brain of a cold-blooded killer, chronicling the Iceman’s grisly crimes and probing the unusual dynamics of Agent Polifrone’s risky liaison with him. For as Polifrone conscientiously equipped up a case opposed to Kuklinksi, he knew he used to be working out of time—because the Iceman used to be making plans to kill him too.
 
“Bruno places his writing skills to white-knuckle use with a decent concentrate on a killer with out human feelings.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Excellent . . . [re-creates] the stress and pressure Polifrone skilled in enjoyable his dicy undercover assignment.”—Publishers Weekly

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Paul Smith slowed the automobile down as he got here again round. Kuklinski was once last the trunk of his automobile. He had a paper bag in his hand. Dominick was once strolling away preserving a small fitness center bag. Dominick had the hit equipment, and Kuklinski had 11 one-hundred-dollar money owed supplied by means of the kingdom of recent Jersey. Smith regarded over at Bob Carroll. “So what’re we gonna do approximately this ‘rich Jewish child’ enterprise? ” on the grounds that they'd heard Kuklinski making anti-Semitic comments on earlier surveillances, the Operation Iceman activity strength have been toying with the belief of luring Kuklinski with a Jewish “victim.

At the afternoon of March 2, 1988, Dominick Polifrone sat within the entrance row of the court, able to take the stand. because the accused used to be introduced in, their eyes locked. He hadn’t obvious Richard Kuklinski face-to-face in additional than a yr, no longer given that that December morning on the Vince Lombardi provider zone whilst they’d made their ultimate plans to homicide the “rich Jewish child. ” notwithstanding he was once somewhat apprehensive approximately attesting sooner than the pass judgement on and jury, Dominick narrowed his eyes and met Kuklinski’s gaze with no flinching.

I’m most likely a thorn of their facet, similar to Percy’s a thorn in mine. I suggest, face it, I’m no virgin. I performed loads of shit in my time. The cop that will get me won’t be getting no virgin. He’ll be getting an previous whore with me. ” “So whattaya gonna do approximately this? ” “Nothing. I’ll just do what I been doing. Being cautious, and staying out of sight. That’s why I don’t visit ‘the shop’ not more. I haven’t been there in years. ” “Well, wealthy, if there’s something i will be able to assist you out with, simply permit me be aware of. ” “There’s not anything that may be performed, Dom.

He puzzled how lengthy this satisfied marriage might final. It was once twenty after middle of the night whilst Dominick eventually obtained domestic that evening, and everybody was once in mattress. He was once too wound as much as fall asleep, so he poured himself 3 arms of scotch, lit a cigar, and went out at the deck. He sat down in his favourite redwood chair and stared into the woods past his yard. The Polifrones lived in northern Bergen County, approximately 5 miles from Kuklinski’s domestic in Dumont. At nine-thirty Dominick had lower back Kuklinski’s name from the prepared Crime Bureau places of work in Fairfield.

Occasionally Johnny might name as much as him. “Hey, Polack, you slumbering up there? otherwise you simply making think so your mom won’t understand you’re jerking off? ” each evening this went on. however it was once going to forestall. unexpectedly he observed whatever within the shadows. He squinted to work out greater. A sparkling orange pinpoint used to be rounding the nook of the construction, coming this manner. It used to be a burning cigarette. Richie clung to the wall, the pole tight in his fist, just about his leg. His eyes have been broad, and he wasn’t respiring. His pulse was once racing.

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