"Jack has been on hiatus since the tragic events in Harbingers. With his beloved Gia's encouragement he dips his toe back into the fix-it pool." "Christy Pickering's eighteen-year-old daughter is dating Jerry Bethlehem, a man twice her age. Christy sensed something shady and sinister about him, so she hired a private investigator to look into his past. But the PI isn't returning her calls. Will Jack find out why? Jack learns there's a very good reason for the unreturned calls: The PI is dead, victim of a bizarre water-torture murder." "As Jack delves into Jerry Bethlehem's past, he finds connections between Bethlehem and the Creighton Institute. The Institute, a government-funded facility, is researching a newly discovered and frightening variation on human DNA. Jack learns that Bethlehem is not the man he pretends to be." "Who - or what - Jerry Bethlehem really is will have a devastating effect on Jack's life and future. And as the bodies pile up, Jack finds another piece of the puzzle about his own identity and why he's been drafted into a cosmic shadow war."--BOOK JACKET.Wilson, F. Paul is the author of 'Bloodline ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780765317063 and ISBN 0765317060.