Strange events are unfolding in the small Australian town of Colberine. On her morning run Jacqueline Cusack discovers a strange and compelling playing card, surrounded by a pool of blood. That card seems to bear her own image. This is the beginning of a terrifying journey for Jacqueline, together with retired American actor Max Rushford, his estranged daughter and several other mismatched individuals. An impossible snowstorm is about to strike Colberine, right in the middle of the Australian summer, and the being called Knight is set to begin a very wicked game. This volume also contains twenty short stories, ranging from fantasy to science fiction, all in some way connected to the events of the novel.