In the past, Jon and Rose encounter an ancient, spectral evil that has stalked their people for generations; but is it real or merely a dream? In the present, Captain Jon Rainmaker has been summoned to U.S. F.O.B. Echelon, in the wilds of Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush. Rainmaker discovers that the base has been besieged the local villages ravaged and the populace butchered by a bizarre creature that seems sprung from Native mythology. But, if so, how and why is it here? Tracking the creature through a savage, unnatural blizzard, Rainmaker’s past and present collide explosively as Rainmaker confronts the timeless evil in the climactic battle of this two-part story. A stunning revelation as to the creature’s origin follows, a secret even more dark and shocking than anything Rainmaker could have imagined.