Publisher: Walker Books
The third of Peet's thrillers involving South American football journalist Paul Faustino. The novel superimposes Posh and Becks-type characters on the plot of Othello, involving corruption, deceit and apparent infidelity.
There’s not a great deal of football, especially as Otello’s mind is poisoned by his manager, and his game suffers. Interlinked is the story of three street children, teenagers whose lives cross Faustino’s, and one of whom becomes the pawn in a plot to implicate Otello in a porn-related murder.
In previous novels Peet has revealed the corruption, violence and poverty endemic to his fictitious society. In this one he exposes considerable additional evil, including racism and child abuse.