For Rick Carlson, the junkies roaming the streets don't even scratch the surface of what worries him. He's trying to win back his cheating wife. He's trying to protect his residents at Belmont Assisted Living from their own drug-addled grandchildren. And he's trying to save his twin boy and girl from their mother's murderous paranoia.
But he can't save them all.
The fears of all those who edge summon the Thirst-a living miasma that thrives on terror. It is bringing a storm. And Rick is running out of time.