When James Wood inherits his uncle’s house it seems like the perfect solution to his problems. He can escape his dead-end job and failed marriage by moving to a small town on the Oregon coast, at least for a few months. There is something odd in the town of Rockrail Beach, and in the sprawling mansion he’s inherited. His actions attract the attention of odd strangers. Unexplained, and inexplicable deaths begin to mount. It seems that the charismatic and oddly knowledgeable Mr Stranac can help him out. However, Stranac has his own agenda and his own identity, and soon James is thrown into a deeper and more shocking situation as his uncle’s true nature is revealed.