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Author Cavalcanti, Klester, author

Title The name of death / Klester Cavalcanti, translated by Nick Caistor
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (238 pages)
Contents The first contract -- On the way to the Araguaia guerrilla -- The capture of Jose Genoino -- The second death -- Genesis of the hitman -- 487 recorded deaths -- The killer's repose
Summary The powerful true-life story of a Brazilian boy who became the world's most prolific killer - now a major motion picture.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 became 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
Notes Translation of: O Nome da Morte
Text in English
Print version record
Subject Santana, Júlio, 1954-
Assassins -- Brazil -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Caistor, Nick, translator
ISBN 176063610X (electronic bk.)
9781760636104 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Nome da morte. English