There is a serial child killer stalking the streets of Melbourne. He kills his victims gently and places a gold mark on their head. The mark of El Dorado.
He doesn't kill because he hates children, but because he loves them. He believes in Childhood Innocence, and he will kill to entomb them there...
This is a book about a friendship under siege, and how jealousy and betrayal cast very long shadows – which can stalk you to the grave.