Talented, conflicted Kenny Martin finds an envelope stuck in the mailbox of the apartment he shares with his mother. I wish that I'd been older and married to your mom when you were born. Things would have been different. We'd have been a family. If only I'd been a part of your life from your birth. I love you- Kenny is rocked to his core by these words written by the father he was always told didn't love him and never wanted him. Kenny resolves to track him down and start the relationship he's missed for almost eighteen years. Shift to the troubled lives of Kenny's father and uncle. They long to see Kenny, but they promised to stay away from him. Now, facing death, the men agree that they must break their promise. And so the narrative alternates between the violent, often terrifying, world of the estranged father, and the uncertain, nightmare-filled world of the son. The monster closed the front door and walked around the apartment. Kenny tried to breathe quietly. When the monster stuck its skull face and bloody eye in front of the air vent, he screamed...It tried pulling the vent. Then it pulled out a long curved knife with black stripes and tried to get it open. Kenny and his father each have a heart for God but struggle with anger and fear, fighting the one truth that can unite them: Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. Gritty and tense and oddly hopeful, peopled by a cast of unique, complex characters, this first installment of the series builds to a thrilling climax-but not to the end of the story.