Vladimir Netto

Vladimir Netto

VLADIMIR NETTO

Vladimir Netto has been a journalist for 22 years. He is a reporter for Globo TV and the vice-president of the Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association. He has worked in some of the main newsrooms in the country, and currently, his stories are aired by Jornal Nacional, the news broadcast with the greatest audience in Brazil, He has received several awards, most of which connected to scoops in big corruption cases. In May 2016, he published his first book, CAR-WASH: JUDGE SÉRGIO MORO AND THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORY THAT SHOOK BRAZIL which has been on the bestsellers list since then. It was the top-selling nonfiction book in Brazil in 2016.

 

After two decades dedicating his work to political coverage and corruption cases, Vladimir Netto knew from the start that Operation Carwash would succeed where others failed. he book narrates the first two years of the operation, and he is already working on a new book with the follow-up to the events in the operation that caused the greatest political earthquake in Brazil’s recent history.

“Written in the style of police thrillers, this reporting-book, produced over 17 months, gives the public the opportunity to understand the genesis, the behind-the-scenes story, and the main players in the greatest operation against corruption that has ever been seen in this country.”
– Globo

“Based on comprehensive research, not only does Vladimir’s book narrate with an ardent voice the
unbelievable Car Wash operation, but it is also a precious historical document”.”
– José Padilha, filmmaker

CAR WASH: JUDGE SERGIO MORO AND THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORY OF THE OPERATION THAT SHOOK BRAZIL (LAVA JATO: O JUIZ SÉRGIO MORO E OS BASTIDORES DA OPERAÇÃO QUE ABALOU O BRASIL)

Brazil is going through a frantic succession of discoveries about corruption and politics that surpasses any fictional series on TV. CAR WASH: THE JUDGE SÉRGIO MORO AND THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORY OF THE OPERATION THAT SHOOK BRAZIL shows the reader how it all started and all the unexpected events that came next. The book covers the beginning of the operation, when the dealer was being investigated at a gas station that served as money laundry, up to the arrest of some of the biggest Brazilian businessmen and most powerful politicians. With an easy-reading-thriller style and rich in details, the book will pull the reader into the hurricane that is changing Brazilian politics.

Since it was published in June 2016, the book has been on best sellers non-fiction lists. For 15 weeks, it remained as number l. In February 2017, it had been among the top 10 bestsellers in Brazil for 33 weeks. Hundreds of thousand copies have been sold all over the country. Audiovisual rights went to movie maker José Padilha (producer of Narcos), who is preparing a TV series for Netflix telling the Car wash story. The series, with a release date planned for the beginning of 2018, will be aired all over the world introducing international viewers to real and larger-than-life hero Sérgio Moro.

Publication/Status: by Sextante (Brazil) in June 2016. Sold to Saída de Emergência (Portugal).  [429 pages]