Desperate to escape his past, Henry Lockrose - dead two hundred years - has trapped little Walter inside the shell of his own body. Now he's after Walter's sister, Hope, who must make a choice between holding on to a shattered childhood, or losing whatever it is that makes her human. To stop the dead man from taking Hope, Walter travels the dark highway between worlds, into nightmarish realms of fallen angels and ancient monsters. Only the creature he has become can save Hope. But is it too late to save himself?