The Butcher - Philip Carlo

The Butcher

By Philip Carlo

  • Release Date: 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 146 Ratings


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.


  • The butcher

    By Big Denny Langdon
    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
  • Mafioso

    By Teeshot63
    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.