David Dunnigan and his niece, Beth, are on the run.
Beth, it seems, has killed a British detective, and even though her criminologist uncle believes in his heart that she is guilty of the crime, he also knows that her experiences at the hands of the sinister After Dark Campaign have affected her in ways he can’t even imagine.
With the help of trusted friends, Dunnigan and Beth set out to track down the man responsible for her abduction – the terrifying Ernest Frobisher – while also evading the police.
The chase leads them from Hamburg to Prague, and from there to a compound in the bleak expanse of the Nevada desert, where the twisted husk that used to be a man called Frobisher is slowly wasting away, tended by deranged psychiatrist Philippe Ressler.
And when Dunnigan discovers a secret that will end the After Dark Campaign once and for all, he has a decision to make – will he be brave enough to use it, knowing that everyone he loves can’t possibly make it out of this alive?