Sam Moore's little brother vanished 50 years ago. No body. No answers. What Sam has is a boatload of guilt, since he failed to accompany Billy on his final, fateful bike ride.
While struggling to eliminate the rapacious Japanese Knotweed from his gardens, Sam discovers a glowing marble. It warms to his touch and whisks him back in time to his childhood. Billy and Sam's childhood pals appear beside him - breathing,sweating, laughing - and very much alive. Sam is drawn into the strong young body of his 12-year-old self to re-experience his past and to unlock the secret of his brother's fate.
Demonic teenager Manfred Healey tortures the boys, exactly as he did in Sam's youth. Recently released from prison in real time, Healey haunts Sam and becomes a prime suspect. Did he murder Billy? Or were Sam'schildhood friends involved? What about his old buddy, Bruce MacDonald, who'd risen to New York State senator and was about to be tapped for the presidential nomination? Or Doug Smythe, the most annoying guy in the world? It couldn't be Harvey Allen, that puppy dog of a man with the shock of white hair who staunchly served his country in the Marines. Could it?
When Sam uncovers the skull of a young boy in the knotweed patch, the FBI flocks to his property, sifting through the soil to search for evidence. Sam is sure it's Billy's body, but he's astounded when he learns that the bones belong to young boy who disappeared five years before Billy.
Aging FBI agent Mac Stewart befriends Sam and reveals the history of a serial killer who engaged in ghastly crimes for the past 50 years, and who may return to the scene of his first crime to make his final kill. Boys have been murdered every five years since Billy disappeared. Was Billy one ofh is victims?
What's worse, Sam's grandson fits the profile of the murdered boys. Will the killer return to Sam's town to claim his final kill? Can Sam untangle the truth in time to save him? Download and start listening now!