"The only way to take charge of your destiny is to create it." - his father's words. Alexander Brody is sure he has everything under control, including his "destiny". Andrew Brody's rather cryptic reference has no real bearing on his future...until the day hellhounds spring from nowhere to hunt him down - and creatures the Earth has never seen mark him for death.
"Good book. Terrible Reader"
Emma Rathburn would love to be normal...if she can figure out what that is. Her life is a disaster, with the unexpected arising all too frequently, to trample her best efforts. Lately, things have been getting even more out-of-hand. If she can't get control, she'll have nothing left: no friends, no job, no life. But, how can she cope, when so much of the threat is more than physical, and the fingers which encircle her throat no longer belong to living hands?