Americans and others in the West have certain expectations and images that come to mind when the word Buddhist comes up. Most people have seen the Dalai Lama on the news or in magazines, and he has almost become synonymous with Buddhism in general. The truth is that by far, the majority of the world's Buddhists are not bald Asian men in orange robes. Buddhists look like you or me--just normal people who try to fit the ideas developed by Buddha into normal modern life.
Jess Jensen lives a boring life, and her greatest fear is becoming a spinster librarian cat lady in her old age. Hoping to avoid that fate, she goes to the Ohio State Fair, where she meets Jack, a regular at the library who had been noticing her for months. They have an impromptu date, where one thing leads to another, and BAM! Werewolf attack! But werewolves aren't real, are they?
Jess decides to investigate a killing in a small college town. Could it be a werewolf? When she arrives, Jess finds out there have been a string of mysterious deaths since the 1950s. As she digs further and further into the town's history, she makes several new friends, one of whom may be the killer. Who is the mysterious man who seems to be stalking Jess?
Jess is on her stolen motorcycle, fleeing from werewolves and the FBI. She needs to get herself established and off the grid before someone catches up with her. Exhausted, she stops at Tony Samson's Bed and Breakfast for a rest. It's a nice place, and Tony seems like a nice guy, but when a turbo-charged ghost starts wrecking the place and terrifying the guests, it's up to Jess to stop the ghost before someone gets killed.