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The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath by Philip Carlo (Paperback, 2009)

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The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath by Philip Carlo

9 July 1990: the DEA makes the gruesome discovery of nine bodies, dismembered, stuffed into cheap suitcases and buried in a secluded bird sanctuary near Gravesend, Brooklyn. It was Tommy Pitera’s personal cemetery.

When John Gotti put out a contract on informer Willie Boy Johnson, Pitera took it - he shot him fourteen times

in broad daylight outside his home. Pitera not only murdered for the mob, he took pleasure in killing and did so at whim - the slightest insult could provoke him and he killed friends, associates, anyone who got in his way. A cold-blooded, homicidal maniac with a fascination for the macabre, he had an autopsy table in his basement and regularly dismembered his victims, expertly cutting them into six pieces: the arms, legs, torso and head. Convicted for six murders, he is believed to be responsible for over sixty.

Philip Carlo, author of the bestseller The Iceman, reveals the horrendous crimes of drug kingpin and merciless mob killer Thomas Pitera, and the New York DEA’s three-year battle to bring him to justice.

About The Author

Philip Carlo was born and raised in Bensonhurst, NY, where he learnt the ways of the street and the rules and laws that govern it. He is the author of the bestseller The Iceman, about the infamous Mafia contract killer Richard Kuklinski. He lives in New York City.


Format: Paperback | 320 pages

Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.6  x 2.5 | 370g

Publication Date: 01 Dec 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

ISBN10: 0732289602

ISBN13: 9780732289607


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Some minor damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minor creasing throughout the book, but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. An aged and slightly worn, but still a solid, clean, and readable copy.