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Whyman, Matt.
New York : HarperTempest, 2005
ISBN 0060746645
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Medellin, Colombia.  "There are two types of people in this city: the poor who scratch a living on street level, and those who have turned to the underworld to survive."  This is a look inside a brutal world.  A world in which children are recruited as assassins.  A world in which this is an accepted way of life.  We see Alberto who believes that life will be so much better now that he has a job as a hit man.  He'll have money and respect and can help his family.  But what he doesn't know is how disposable children are in this society.
SUBJECTS:     Organized crime -- Fiction.
                        Assassins -- Fiction.
                        Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Medellin (Colombia) -- Fiction.
                        Columbia -- Fiction.


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