Author Genevieve O' Brien knows all about nightmares -- she survived two months as a prisoner of a deranged killer. Now, the media is buzzing about the Poe Killings, a string of homicides mirroring the author's macrabre stories. The victims were members of a literary society devoted to the master of crime fiction -- and Genevieve's own mother may be next! Spooked by the bizarre slayings, Genevieve turns to P.I. Joe Connolly, her rescuer and friend. As the body count rises and the investigation takes them miles from Manhattan, Joe starts receiving guidance from beyond the grave. People he knows to be dead appear to him, offering new clues and leads, and warning him of terrible danger ahead. But not even other worldly intervention can keep Genevieve and Joe's new nightmare from becoming terrifyingly real.