Years ago, a book took Avery hostage. With the aid of a thief searching for redemption, another book may set him free.
Since high school, Avery Last has never been more than half a step ahead of the horrors which haunt his sleep. After hopelessly praying for years for release from this torment, a chance encounter with a self-proclaimed saviour, who he knows only as Mystery, leads him on a dark and bloody quest that promises to quiet his demons and put his past to rest. Like any journey, the path to true enlightenment begins with the first step. Avery’s first step is murder.