In 1693, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the island has known three hundred years of peace.
Until now. Men are descending on Sanctuary to hunt down and kill the wife of their leader and retrieve the money that she stole from him. All that stands in their way are a young rookie officer, Sharon Macy, and the island's strange, troubled policeman, the Melancholy Joe Dupree. But Joe Dupree is no ordinary policeman. He is the guardian of the island's secrets. He knows that Sanctuary will tolerate the shedding of innocent blood no longer. But the band of killers is set to desecrate Santuary and unleash the fury of its ghosts. All hell is about to break loose . . .