A LATIN AMERICAN TRUE CRIME CLASSIC IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME On the evening of 9th June 1956 in an apartment in Buenos Aires, a dozen men were arrested on suspicion of plotting against the Argentine government. A few hours later, the local police chief received the order to execute them. Almost all were innocent. Operation Massacre recreates the events of that night and its aftermath in dramatic detail, from the horrifying, botched execution to the author's successful efforts to track down the survivors and bring the perpetrators to justice. Pre-dating Capote's In Cold Blood by over a decade, Operation Massacre is the original work of modern true crime. Walsh combines a passion for the truth with a novelist's flair for storytelling. This — his most celebrated work — is a masterpiece of reportage, admired by writers as diverse as Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Márquez.