The Name of Death: The Extraordinary True Story of the Brazilian Hitman with 492 Deaths to His Name
|Author:||Klester Cavalcanti; Nick Caistor (Translator)|
JúLio Santana, As Seen Through The Eyes Of Acclaimed investigative reporter Klester Cavalcanti, is not a monster - he is a loyal son, a family man, a devout Christian who is tormented by his conscience with every shot. But in a vast and still lawless region of Brazil where every life has its price, respect for those lives is a luxury that he can't afford. Initiated in the craft of murder for hire at seventeen years of age by his trusted uncle, Santana proves to be a natural. He kills almost five hundred times. A murderer by profession, Santana is nonetheless saved by his own innocence and the love of his wife, the mother of his children. The reader is left to ponder how so much evil can coexist alongside so much good. The major motion picture of The Name of Death, produced by Fernando Meirelles (director of City of God, Blindness, and The Constant Gardener) and Globo Filmes, will be released in Brazil and worldwide in 2018. Book jacket.
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.