Readers and critics alike applauded John Wooley’s first forays into the shadowy world of horror with co-writer Ron Wolfe Death’s Door and Old Fears. Now, with his first solo novel, this horror master has written his most spine-tingling tale yet.
What if a high-tech stranger in a glittering metallic box showed up outside your door and offered you anything you wanted? Could you resist? Would you want to? And what if you found out too late that the fulfillment of your dreams came with a terrifying price–an inescapable one-way trip not only through the eternal torment of that box, but also through the dark recesses of your own soul?
That’s the temptation confronting Jim and Deborah Douglas and their small-town Oklahoma friends when the dark stranger appears on their property. Before Jim and the others can fully understand what–or who–they’re dealing with, they’re trapped, one after the other, by a power that can probe their hidden secrets–their darkest fears and ugliest desires–and bring them to a screaming reality. It will take all the strength, all the courage–and all the faith–Jim can muster to save his friends and family. Because the only way to set himself and the others free is to confront the dark within. Within the box–and himself.