Book 1 of a two-part series: 1918-After the Great War, Fester Rosemead returns to Dover Plains to resume operations of his orphanage: Rosemead Home for Children only to learn that a death walker, Jack-Jack, haunts it. His friend Jim, a young Iroquois shaman, has never encountered a death walker and must learn how to fight it. He thinks he knows how, but he doesn't. His and Fester's friend, Andy, the chief of police, does what he can to help, but Jack-Jack is an elusive entity that kills for pure enjoyment. How does Jim win this battle? Part 1 introduces you to the notoriously evil Jack-Jack; part 2 will describe how he's defeated.