Back in 1964, Peter Redburn and his best friend Richard had spent a golden summer holiday playing out their special game - a private world of secret rituals and oaths of loyalty sworn for eternity. It was all very innocent - until James and Kate joined in . . .
And then, one night, their childish game turned to tragedy . . .
Now an adult, Peter has never been able to escape his own feelings of guilt about the events that summer. So when he stumbles across a hoard of childhood memories, he knows he must search out the truth. And with a funeral bringing all participants together again, bitter rivalries and sordid secrets are about to be unearthed.