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The Killer Within

Philip Carlo

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ISBN 13: 9781590204313
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
12/23/10

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In researching his acclaimed true crime bestsellers, Philip Carlo has interviewed in prisons and on death rows some of the most infamous criminals and killers of our times. 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.


In The Killer Within, Carlo documents his experiences with ALS and explains how he has managed to continue to write prodigiously in the face of adversity.



Philip Carlo is the author of the bestselling books The Ice Man, Gaspipe, and The Butcher. He lived in New York City until his death from ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2010.



Praise for Philip Carlo's Previous Works:


“The dean of true-crime horror writers and the sometime muse of Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro.” --The New York Times


“A hell of a book, a brutal page-turner.” --Larry King


“We’ve all read novelists and true crime writers who try to put you inside-the- mind-of-the-serial- killer, but I can’t remember one that succeeded with the physical and psychological intimacy of this collaboration between the writer and the killer himself.” --New York Press


“I couldn’t put the book down. The details are amazing, told from many points of view; very scary indeed.” --Los Angeles Times


“Carlo has given us an astonishing portrait of a killer not seen since In Cold Blood.” --Denis Hamill, New York Daily News

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