"I don't know what it is or what it isn't. I don't know how it works or functions. I don't know if it's magic, pure evil straight from hell, alien, or what. All I know is what it does when the lights go out. And I know I never want to be in the same room with it in the dark."
A mysterious and deadly threat-housed in a strange puzzle box-has found its way to the humble town of Timbuk, Pennsylvania. The object's origins reach all the way back to Moses, the plagues, and Pharaoh's wicked magicians.
For centuries, secret groups have been hunting the box and its contents. One group allegedly seeks to destroy it. The other-called the Descendants-seeks to use it to visit revenge on the Jewish people.
Now fate has placed the box in the hands of an unassuming Christian family, a small-town sheriff, a female state trooper, and a professor of biblical archaeology. Realizing the power the puzzle box holds, they must do everything they can to keep their community-and the world-safe from the deadly darkness.