Hidden in the outback, somewhere near Ecstasy Lake, is a massive gold deposit worth billions of dollars.
Steve West, mining engineer and ex-AFL footballer, is the third person to know about it. The second is his good mate Tasso – loud, brilliant, filthy rich and just possibly mad. The first has been brutally murdered.
A goldmine like this is just the thing to turn a man’s fortunes around. It might even change the fortunes of the state.
All Steve and Tasso need do is play their cards right, which means keeping their discovery secret, staying out of gang wars, and trying not to get killed.
Easier said than done.
"Sarre pulls it off with aplomb. The characters are convincing and the writing taut. There are enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the end, while the contraditions of human motivation resonate beyond."
The Weekend Australian
"Alastair Sarre's second novel suggests that he could well do for Adelaide what Peter Corris has long done for Sydney in as arresting and memorable a style."
The Advertiser SAWeekend
"Fast-paced, well-plotted, and distinctively Australian in its style and preoccupations, Ecstasy Lake is seriously good fun to read."
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