On a Sunday night in 1998, Bishop Juan Gerardi, Guatemala's leading human rights activist, was bludgeoned to death.
Two days earlier, a Church-sponsored report had implicated Guatemala's government in the disappearances of 200,000 civilians.
The Church, feeling that it could not rely on the legal system, took the controversial decision to assemble a team of men, Los Intocables (The Untouchables), to take down Gerardi's killers. In a gripping reconstruction, worthy of Graham Greene, Francisco Goldman traces Los Intocables struggle with the Guatemalan authorities to reveal the true story, uncovering the involvement of youth gangs, political corruption and organised crime.
Most of all, he tells the story of an extraordinary group of courageous people and their fight for justice.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages, ill
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/02/2010
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781848871953