Something lives underneath the desert.
And it’s hunting.
Serenity is suffocated; by her brother, mother, and the dead-end town.
The Scales has always served as a sanctuary for Serenity and other teens around town. That changes when she’s attacked by a gigantic beast and barely escapes with her life. Turning to her mother and authorities, no one can help and those who can aren’t willing.
As the violence continues, Serenity learns a frightening secret. Authorities can’t provide answers but Patch, the town’s homeless drunk, can and the information he shares will change Serenity’s life. Betraying her mother is bad enough, but it pales in comparison to what Patch says must happen to stop the killing.
When Serenity discovers the nature of the stalking terror, she becomes the key to freeing the population it threatens. But a mysterious organization known only as the Black Suits changes everything when they strip Serenity of any power to change her fate. Facing a no-win decision, Serenity must decide which evil to serve.
There’s only one way to save everyone in town, including her family, but she will have to give up everything she knows and loves.