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The name of death / Klester Cavalcanti, translated by Nick Caistor.

By: Cavalcanti, Klester.
Contributor(s): Caistor, Nick [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2006Description: 238 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760632328; 1760632325.Uniform titles: Nome da Morte. English Subject(s): Santana, Júlio, 1954- | Assassins -- Brazil -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 364.1524092
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.
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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.

Translation of: O Nome da Morte.

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.

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.

Text in English.