A thrilling, Gothic adventure about one lonely orphan boy and the discovery of strange new powers; it’s Batman meets Heroes. Theo Wickland lives a life of isolation – he has only ever known three people: his butler, the maid and his guardian. But one birthday, during his annual trip to the graveyard, Theo finds a small package addressed to him. A secret message inside it, and a visit from two burglars that proves fatal to one of them, are the catalysts for Theo to discover that he possesses deadly powers. One touch from him and criminals melt to death – Evil melts like wax at the hands of the Candle Man. Glenn Dakin’s novel is the ideal fantasy thriller for fans of comic book heroes.