Santiago Munez is back in England and playing in the Premiership once again. He's also been selected for the 2010 World Cup and is playing on the form of his life. But things in his personal life are more complicated - his troublesome brother has moved from Spain to England to learn to play football like his brother, his wife Ros has a new job, and they have a three-year-old daughter to take care of. When disaster strikes during an international warm-up match and Santi is injured, it looks like his dream of playing in the greatest competition of them all is over. Can he prove himself physically and mentally match-fit in time for the finals...?
ROBERT RIGBY is the co-writer of BOY SOLDIER with Andy McNab. A professional screenwriter whose work includes scripts for Byker Grove, he has also run literacy, drama and writing projects, doing outreach work in Education Action Zone schools and writing and staging drama for and with young people. He is particularly interested in writing that appeals to reluctant boy readers. Most importantly, he is also a very keen football fan!