It’s a summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, and on Poplar
Street everything’s normal. The paper boy is making his rounds; the Carver kids
are bickering at the corner convenience store; a Frisbee is flying on the Reeds’
lawn; Gary Soderson is firing up the backyard barbecue. The only thing that
doesn’t quite fit is the red van idling just up the hill. Soon it will begin to
roll, and the killing will begin. A quiet slice of American suburbia is about
to turn to toast.
The mayhem rages around a seemingly still point, a darkened
house lit fitfully from within by a flickering television screen. Inside, where
things haven’t been normal for a long time, are Audrey Wyler and the autistic
nephew she cares for, eight-year-old Seth Garin. They’re fighting their own battle,
and its intensity has turned 247 Poplar Street into a prison house.
By the time night falls on Poplar Street, the surviving
residents will find themselves in another world, one where anything, no matter
how terrible, is possible … and where the regulators are on their way. By what
power they have come, how far they will go, and how they can be stopped—these
are the desperate questions. The answers are absolutely terrifying. Download and start listening now!