Draped in Spanish moss and drowning in the scent of orange blossoms, Southern tradition permeates the everyday life of the Old-Florida town of Lorian Hollow. October welcomes the town’s 500th anniversary. To mark the momentous occasion, a slew of ritualistic murders plagues The Hollow. The killings are so horrifying, the town works quickly to bury the truth, like corpses in the swamp. As the bodycount climbs, the mortal Guardians, who police the immortal Evolved dwelling within the town, find themselves the victims of the very crimes they are investigating. As the killings intensify, so do the revelations about Lorian Hollow and the dark secrets the founding families are harboring. Secrets abound, more sinister than the murders themselves.