On a balmy June evening in 1951, seven-year-old Ricky's Adair's family is murdered in their home. Only Ricky survives the carnage, and the boy blanks the traumatic night from his memory.
Eighteen years later, twenty-five-year-old Rick, further scarred by his experiences as a Navy helicopter pilot in Vietnam, returns to his home town of Tecolote, California, to piece together his life—and discovers his family was murdered by a supernatural entity that threatens the home in which they lived. He and his uncle Phil, a sheriff's captain who never stopped pursuing the case, vow to find and destroy the demon.
In the midst of his quest, Rick meets and falls in love with Kellyanne Barnett, a beautiful but unreceptive college student—and finds he must not only win her, but save her from the demon that murdered his family.
This supernatural thriller brings together terror, suspense, guilt, hatred, deception, heroism, and redemption—and the healing power of love.