Nobody wants to believe that Grace Peltier committed suicide: not Curtis, her father; not former U.S. Senator Jack Mercier; and not private detective Charlie Parker, hired to investigate the circumstances of her death.
But when a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of the Aroostook Baptists, a religious community that disappeared almost forty years earlier, Parker realises that their deaths and the violent passing of Grace Peltier are part of the same mystery.
For before she died, Grace Peltier stole something from the Fellowship, a relic capable of linking this dark organisation to decades of violence and the slaughter of the Aroostook Baptists. And now someone has been sent to recover it.
Parker's search for the truth draws him into a series of confrontations with the Fellowship's enforcer, the demonic arachnophile known as Mr Pudd, and forces him to descend into the depths of a honeycomb world of dark angels and lost souls, a world where the ghosts of the dead wait for justice and the unwary are prey for the worst kind of creatures. The killing kind...