A dark, disturbing novel by Mal Peet that diverts slight farther away from theme of football and delves into the realm of slavery and the occult. In this second book of this series his ability to entice the reader into a story and to share hs own opinions becomes more evident. Paul Faustino is unwillingly drawn into the story of the missing young DSJ star, El Brujito, in which he finds mystery at every turn. Can he avoid the danger and get a story in the process? In this thrilling, tense and subtle novel all will be revealed.