Private detective Charlie Parker has come home to the Maine landscape of his youth, to the ghosts of his past and to the brutal slaying of a young mother and her son. Forced to embark on a nerve- shredding manhunt, Parker soon closes in on his prime suspect. But someone else is tracking them both. And the body count is rising . . .
To stop the killer, Parker will have to solve a thirty-year-old puzzle and map the nightmare wilderness of his own past and his own heart. And confront a legend that is evil incarnate . . .