The Killer Within by Philip Carlo
In the Company of Monsters (Library Edition)

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In researching his acclaimed true crime books, Phil Carlo has interviewed some of the most infamous criminals and killers of our times in prisons and on Death Rows throughout the country. He has been able to forge trusting relationships with his subjects, enabling him to extract the facts behind their infamous acts and identify what motivated them to commit their horrific crimes.

Carlo's investigative achievements are remarkable, but what wasn't known to his readers is that, while working on The Ice Man, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal illness that causes all of the muscles in the body to atrophy over time. Suddenly, after years of penetrating the minds of killers, Carlo found himself being pursued by the grim reaper. But rather than lying down and succumbing to the disease, Carlo continued to work, and his books are still being published, to both critical and commercial acclaim.

In The Killer Within, Carlo documents his difficult experiences with ALS and explains how he has managed to continue to write prodigiously in the face of adversity. The Killer Within is a gripping, suspenseful page turner that pulls the reader into the netherworld of Mafia bosses, Mafia hit men and serial killers, as well as the hard realities of dealing with a fatal disease.
 

About Philip Carlo

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PHILIP CARLO is the author of the bestselling books The Ice Man, Gaspipe, and The Butcher. He lives in New York City.
 
Published January 6, 2011 by Overlook Books. 251 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Because of experiences like this, he writes that “there is no dark street I am afraid to walk down,” an attitude that surely paved the way for the dangerous and dark work he would later dedicate his life to, when “dark streets” would become a metaphor for the gruesome minds he probed as a writer.

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This stomach-turning account of the multiple atrocities committed over 43 years by Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski—as sadistic a killer as most readers would ever want to encounter in print—seems like more of an as-told-to than an independent journalistic narrative, though Carlo says that he veri...

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Carlo, who died last November, was the author of several bestselling biographies of such murderers and criminals as L.A.'s "Night Stalker," Richard Ramirez;

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Of Richard Kuklinski, “The Ice Man,” a brutal killer who traveled around the world murdering and torturing people, Mr. Carlo wrote, “.

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After reading his newest and final book The Killer Within: In the Company of Monsters, fans will know Carlo for his devotion to life, commitment to those he loved, and the unwavering way he fought the disease that took his life in late 2010.

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