Don t miss the thrilling vel from #1 New York Times bestselling award-winning author Robert McCammon, in a book that Publishers Weekly calls both a mystery that will satisfy the most finicky aficionado and a boisterous travelogue. Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible vision of death that will haunt him forever. As Cory struggles to understand his father s pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that are manifested in Zephyr. From an ancient, mystical woman who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown for his father s sanity and his own life hang in the balance.