His father, the renowned Dr. Pinner was treating Jessie for her lifelong illness, Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Pinner and Jessie's mother, now married, were spending the weekend at a convention, leaving Jessie and Derek several days together. Jessie was making great strides in her fight to be normal, and with Derek's help normalcy was in reach. As he drove through the quiet streets of Crofton and approached the house and the woman he had grown to love, his heart seemed to beat faster.
In the few minutes it took to park the car and walk to the house, his world changed into a kaleidoscope of horror that would follow him through his generation, thrusting him, his family and his friends into a world of rape, lies, murder and revenge, changing forever his life and the lives he touched.