Long have the packs lacked a great leader. Scattered far and wide, they have hunted as best they could in the hard lands, in places where their predations could be passed off as the work of true wolves. Instead of...
When nineteen-year-old Jack Dwyer's best friend Artie is murdered, he is devastated. But his world is truly turned upside down when Artie emerges from the Ghostlands to bring him a warning.
With his dead friend's guidance and the help of the one person who doesn't think he's insane, Jack learns of the existence of the Prowlers. Under bold new leader Owen Tanzer, the Prowlers, already eight packs strong, have united. They move from city to city, preying on humans until they are close to be being exposed, then they move on. And unlike werewolves of legend, they aren't human beings whom the moon transforms into wolves...they are savage beasts masquerading as humans.
Jack wants revenge. But even as he hunts the Prowlers, he marks himself -- and all of his loved ones -- as prey.
Jack Dwyer defeated the pack of Prowlers who had preyed upn the city of Boston with their leader, Owen Tanzer. Tanzer may be gone, but now that Jack is aware of their existence, he is on a constant lookout for evidence of Prowler presence elsewhere. So when his sister, Courtney, and her friend Bill uncover reports of vicious animal attacks in rural Buckton, Vermont, his suspicions are aroused. Messages from the Ghostlands confirm the worst, and Jack and Molly -- whole feelings for each other are growing harder to ignore -- head for the mountains.
Buckton is a small, quaint town. Jack and Molly are expecting a warm welcome, but instead they are met with distrust. Soon they discover that Buckton is a town with deep secrets, and before they know it, the two become the lead suspects in a rash of brutal murders...
Jack Dwyer can see dead people, and they can see him. In fact, he has made a regular practice of communicating with his dead friend Artie from the Ghostlands, where Artie's spirit wanders. Artie helps keep Jack apprised of Prowler activity, and Jack, along with his sister, Courtney, and their friends, tracks these violent killers down and stops them.
Artie's latest piece of information is startling: a vicious beast known as the Ravenous is stalking the Ghostlands.
It's Jack's turn to help the endangered spirits -- without endangering himself. He's got some help from a woman who is not quite as young as she seems -- but the Ravenous has got his scent.
Meanwhile Jasmine, pack leader and dangerous hunter, has issued a hit on Jack and his friends. But if he consults his allies in the Ghostlands for help, Jack will attract the Ravenous. It's a double-edged sword -- and Jack's not sure he can avoid being cut....
A series of mysterious deaths leads Jack Dwyer and Molly Hatcher to the fastlanes, rest stops, and all-night diners of a highway in upstate New York. Meanwhile, their friend Bill Cantwell heads to Manhattan in search of his missing niece, a fledgling musician with lots of attitude. Back in Boston, Jack's sister, Courtney, is left to hold the fort.
But Jasmine, the sultry Prowler who barely survived her run-in with them in Boston, has begun to build a new pack in New York. When Bill probes the Prowler underground, he finds old friends, secret alliances, and betrayal, and his predicament draws Courtney away from Boston on a quest to make sure the man she loves gets home safely.
To the north, Jack and Molly uncover the truth -- that the pack has grown larger than they could ever have realized. With Prowlers all around them, they must reach out to all of their allies, dead or alive, if they are to save Bill and Courtney and survive the final conflict with Jasmine.