JAMES HANKINS lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. He used to be a lawyer. Before that he wrote screenplays. Now he writes books and helps raise his boys. Please visit his website at www.jameshankinsbooks.com.
A mysterious boy starts appearing in the paintings of an artist who can't remember ever seeing him. A disfigured agoraphobe is forced out of his apartment by an unseen entity. A widower begins to suffer terrifying nightmares. A runaway realizes his new companion is actually his captor. The lives of these four strangers crash together as they try to solve their mysteries and save an innocent boy.
A twisted serial killer is on the loose. He wears the mask of Galaxo, Starboy Avenger, a popular cartoon alien. He even speaks in the character's silly cartoonish voice. He does so while committing unspeakable acts on his victims. And it's up to Det. John Spader to find the man beneath the mask and stop the killing.
Federal prosecutor Charlie Beckham's life turns upside down when a deranged homeless man calls him by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world—Charlie's brother, who's been missing for thirteen years. Charlie needs answers, and his search for them will take him down Boston's darkest streets, into its blackest alleys, and right into the heart of the city's criminal underworld.