Steeped in depression and trying to escape his past and his problems, entrepreneur Teddy Whitaker hops aboard a freight train through the Ozark Mountains. Startled by a mysterious stranger who appears to him in a boxcar, Teddy discovers that in order to defeat the darkness and reclaim his life, he must learn three lessons before Christmas morning. If he succeeds, he will become a new man. If he fails, he will lose his life. Yet, deep in the thick woods of Missouri stalks a certain evil, an evil determined to see Teddy fail.
Steven Hunt is the author of two adventure novels that explore life's everchanging difficulties. He and his wife live in Oklahoma with their children and grandchildren.