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Butcher Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath

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ISBN-10: 0061744662

ISBN-13: 9780061744662

Edition: N/A

Authors: Philip Carlo

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Tommy Karate” Pitera was not like other mafiosi. A capo in the notorious Bonanno family-a deadly martial artist highly skilled with knives and other lethal weapons-Pitera murdered his way to becoming one of the premier assassins in the New York mafia during the 1980s. He didn't just whack people; he diabolically made them disappear forever. In hushed whispers people spoke of Pitera's secret burial grounds and the grotesque things he did to his victim's bodies. If the Mafia had a Jeffrey Dahmer, it was surely Tommy Pitera.Offering the first-ever look at the life and crimes of Tommy Pitera, New York Times bestselling author Philip Carlo exposes the man behind some of the most horrific murders…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Philip Carlo was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 18, 1949. He wrote novels and nonfiction accounts of serial killers and hit men including Stolen Flower, The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez, and The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer. He also wrote a memoir about his struggle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) entitled The Killer Within: In the Company of Monsters. He died from a combination of ALS and cancer on November 8, 2010 at the age of 61.

Author's Note
Cast of Characters
Map of Gravesend and Bensonhurst
Dark Secrets
It's Good to Know Karate
The Making of a Dragon Slayer
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree
Cherry Blossoms and Samurai
The Bonannos
Killers Fear Him
The Green Hornet and the Bonannos
The Bonanno Vampire
The Perfect Storm
Armed, Dangerous, and Aggressive
Gravesend: The Cemetery
Buy and Bust
Pizza Two
Street Monkey
The Vampire of Avenue S
Three-Time Loser
Group 33
The Guvenaros
The Gravedigger
The Art of Walk-and-Talks
Party Girl
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
No Remorse, No Conscience, No Scruples
Fire-Breathing Dragon
The Loss of a Tentacle
The Body in the Alley
The Cleaner
"You're Not My Boss"
Dynamic Duo
Stick Shift
Willie Boy
The Garage
B & E
The Beat Goes On
The Cop Killer
Spider's Web
He's a Real Bad Dude
Day Trip
The Rock of Gibraltar
The Meatwagon
Lion's Share
Traumas and Trials
The William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge
Cheap Suitcases
The Execution of Tommy Karate Pitera
Tight-Lipped Pitera
The United States of America Versus Pitera
Yea or Nay