by Jon Blackwell

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Richard “Iceman” Kuklinski

Two years had passed since Louis Masgay vanished in New Jersey. When his body turned up in 1983, shot and wrapped in garbage bags, it was fresh, as if he’d just died. The coroner puzzled over this oddity until he carved open the victim’s heart and discovered ice crystals inside. Whoever killed Masgay had kept the body frozen for those two years, in an attempt to disguise the time of death. From then forward, the New Jersey authorities had a name for their most wanted, most elusive killer: the Iceman.

Richard Kuklinski possessed the coldbloodedness to match his nickname. Although he claimed to have murdered 100 people in the course of his career, he was no serial killer who did it for kicks. Every death was “just business”…