After sixteen murders and a child abduction, The Crucifix Slayer's reign of terror ends abruptly. Four years later, Australia's most notorious serial killer has returned.
Constable Daniel Hart catches Phoenix Love stealing his wallet, and yet he soon becomes obsessed with the anti-social eighteen-year-old. Life is further complicated when Detective Somerset, who's on the trail of The Crucifix Slayer, sets his sights on Phoenix as a prime suspect. Phoenix's erratic behaviour points toward Somerset being right, and Daniel must try to prove his lover is innocent. But, is Phoenix Love a victim, or has Daniel fallen for The Slayer's apprentice?