The Name of Death

The extraordinary true story of the Brazilian hitman with 492 deaths to his name

Klester Cavalcanti
AUD $29.99
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The powerful true-life story of a Brazilian boy who became the world's most prolific killer - now a major motion picture.

The powerful true-life story of one of the world's most prolific professional killers

Julio Santana grew up in a poor fishing family in Brazil. At the age of 17 he committed his first murder in exchange for food for his family. Santana went on to become a killer for hire on an almost unimaginable scale, murdering more than 490 people.

Yet, despite his appalling crimes, he was far from a monster. Santana was a loyal son, a family man and a devout Christian who was tormented by his conscience with every killing shot. Klester Cavalcanti, an acclaimed investigative journalist, became fascinated with the story of a normal man who happened to be one of the world's most prolific murderers. Over the course of seven years, Cavalcanti interviewed Santana by phone, and used his skills as a journalist to trace the path of his life and infamous career. The result is an extraordinary and chilling insight into a killer.

Author bio:

Born in 1969, Klester Cavalcanti is considered one of the greatest Brazilian investigative journalists. He worked for many years with the leading news magazine in Brazil, Veja. His books, Viuvas da Terra (2004), The Name of Death (2006), and Days of Hell in Syria (2012), have each won him the prestigious Jabuti literature prize in Brazil.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9781760632328
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: May 2018
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: True crime

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