Written by Mal Peet
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This is the second novel from Mal Peet that features Paul Faustino (the first was Keeper) South America’s top sports journalist. It’s a brilliant thriller, beautifully written and the author’s passion for football shines through in the writing. If you’re football mad or want to be a journalist, don’t look further than this book for inspiration. Now available in audio CD. The first in the trilogy is Keeper and the final one is Exposure.
Shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007.
The Penalty by Mal Peet
As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, its teenage football prodigy El Brujito, vanishes without trace. Paul Faustino, South America's top sports journalist, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery. As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, he is forced to confront a bitter history of slavery, and the power of the occult.
"Physical, spiritual - Arthurian, even - this is true enchantment." TES
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
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Walker Books Ltd
5th January 2012
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