...Just when he was attempting to make his escape, a dark creature, like a starving lion on the prowl, leapt onto his back, snatched him up off the ground, and began dragging him backwards toward the wall of weeds. Cory fought and he fought hard, but before he could utter a single cry of panic, the rain-swollen waters of the Chattahoochee rose up like a violently angry tidal wave and came crashing down, devouring him and everything around him.' Months after his return, Cory Richardson learns he has become sole heir to the fully self-contained Cantrella estate after his biological father's burned-out shell of a car is discovered. It's during his exploration of the estate that he comes to learn of a mysterious, screeching spirit haunting the wretched crop of voracious kudzu that has overtaken the valley just across the river. Locals believe it's the spirit of his long-dead grandmother, but Cory won't be convinced. With Kerry Cantrella still the final missing element in the elaborate kidnapping scheme, Cory sets out on a single-handed manhunt to flush the spirit out. But when he discovers the true identity of The Spirit of Kudzu Valley, everything changes.