One boy with the power to save the world. One man with the will to destroy it. The chilling, unputdownable new standalone thriller from Dean Koontz, the master of suspense. ''The master of our darkest dreams'' The Times A mother, a boy, and a desperate battle against the night. Woody Bookman hasn''t spoken a word in his eleven years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when his mother Megan tells him she loves him. For Megan, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. But Woody believes a monstrous evil is behind his father''s death and now threatens him and his mother. And he''s not alone in his thoughts. An ally unknown to him is listening. Woody''s fearful suspicions are taking shape. A malicious man driven by evil has set a depraved plan into motion. And he''s coming after Woody and his mother. The reasons are primal. His powers are growing. And he''s not alone.