Shorty and Alberto are best friends. They live in the poor district of Medellin, where music, money and soccer are the three things they worship. It's also an area where guns speak louder than words. Slowly the boys are drawn into a dark world of threats, kidnaps and hits - both of drugs and guns. Shorty stays on the sidelines, scared, but Alberto strides right in, confident he can stay in control. But he can't and he doesn't, and soon Shorty is searching for his missing friend - and if that means picking up a gun, he'll do it...
Matt Whyman is a bestselling author who has written widely for all ages across a range of subjects - in fiction, advice and memoir. His adult books include Man or Mouse, Columbia Road, Oink! My Life With Minipigs (published in paperback as Pig in the Middle), and Walking with Sausage Dogs (Hodder). For teens, he is the author of Superhuman, Unzipped, XY:100, Boy Kills Man, The Wild (Hodder), the So Below trilogy, Inside the Cage, Goldstrike (Simon & Schuster), The Savages & American Savage (Hot Key Books).
Co-writing with Michelle Misra, under the pen name of Jack Carson, Matt is responsible for the Battle Champions action series for younger readers (Simon & Schuster). He also writes as the Carnegie-nominated mystery and suspense writer, Lazlo Strangolov, author of Feather & Bone and Tooth & Claw (Walker).
Matt is married with four children and lives in West Sussex, England.