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The Merchant of Death

  • Author(s): Farias, Antonio
  • Advisor(s): Goldberg, Tod
  • Winer, Andrew
  • et al.
Abstract

Benjamin Cieza is a death merchant, having spent the last thirty years globetrotting from one global hot spot to another, working for a shadow company of expats who cross borders and the law with impunity. With his mother's suicide shortly after his brothers, he now finds himself obligated to fulfill his father's wish to be buried in the ancestral lands along the coast of latitude zero, where the roads end and the jungle devours both men and time. Finding his father's diary, a tale of two lives, he must unravel which life was lived as a lie. Confronted by his father's people, rough men of the sea, Benjamin learns of his father's early childhood indoctrination into a pagan panther cult that has survived for over 1000 years.

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