When the hand of fate reaches out to touch an ordinary man... In the moments before he is born, Jimmy Tock has a strange destiny thrust upon him. His dying grandfather prophesies five dark days in his grandson's life - five dates on which Jimmy will face terror and violence, malice and perversion. A storm rages. There is a chilling significance in the old man's words. The moment his grandfather dies, Jimmy emerges squalling into the world, destined to struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through. What dangers await Jimmy on these five dark days ? What terrifying events must he survive ? At each of the crisis points a mystery unfolds that will challenge his understanding of good and evil, life and death - and everything in between.