The Penalty
Mal Peet

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.

Published by : Walker

Date: 05 January 2012

ISBN: 978-1406338393

Format: Paperback

Pages: 272pp

Price : £6.99




Mal Peet


Mal Peet was born in Norfolk, England and read English and American Literature at the University of Warwick.

His first novel, Keeper, was published in 2003, followed by Tamar (2005), The Penalty (2006), Exposure (2008) and Life: an Exploded Diagram (2011), all published by Walker Books in the UK and Candlewick Press in the USA.