Starkville, a sleepy burg in the Sierra Foothills, is under attack. Something is infecting its people, transforming trusted friends into psychotic killers.
Maggie Stark, a retired homicide detective, hopes to escape the nightmares and death that surround her family and former career. To this end, she leaves San Francisco with her eight-year-old son, Billy, and returns to her hometown. But Starkville is not her salvation, as she had hoped. Violence erupts all around her. And when Deputy Sheriff Sam Waters calls on her investigative acumen to solve a puzzling and brutal murder-suicide, she is reluctant, yet resigned, to help him with the strange and eerie mystery.
The investigation takes a bizarre twist when she and Sam become embroiled with a 150-year old Chinese man named Wing Sun. Only Wing Sun knows the deadly secret concerning the outbreak of violence that infects the town! Only he knows how to destroy the evil invading Starkville!
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Reading this book was like a rollercoaster ride for me--exciting and full of twists and turns. I cared deeply for the characters. I wanted no harm to come to them. However, harm did come, and I cried. I didn't want this one to end.