When there is nothing left … except hope. One spring morning two Earth years ago in Silver Lake, Wisconsin, Josiah walked away from the human life he created and the only soul he ever loved. He returned to his home on the Sun to continue in his people’s traditions as their High Elder. His new life couldn’t fill the void left from the loss of Raina in his life or chase away the nightmarish memories that plagued him. Immersed in his previous regiments, Josiah is assigned a new Esprit de corps, who is a professor at a college in California. Blind to the irreparable dangers that were developing in Silver Lake, Josiah fights to keep his sanity by taking refuge in the companionship of a mysterious woman. She entangles Josiah into a new realm of terror where his protection may not be enough to save them both.