As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, its teenage football prodigy El Brujito, the Little Magician, 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.
Shortlisted for Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007.
"* "Physical, spiritual - Arthurian, even - this is true enchantment." TES Teacher on Keeper * "A blast of fresh air... so strong and vibrant, so passionate... A hugely original and enjoyable work of fiction." INIS on Keeper"
Mal Peet is a writer of exceptional talent who has established himself as a strong and distinctive voice in young adult fiction. He is the author of the acclaimed teenage novels, Keeper and Tamar. He lives in Devon with his family.