In his latest thriller about the tangled relationship between good and evil, Koontz plumbs the secret life of Hollywood. Like Helen in the Trojan War, Hollywood's reigning superstar inspires the adulation of millions with the flawless beauty of his face. But he also earns the corrosive hatred of a stalker, who breaches the security of his estate with a series of mysterious and terrifying "messages". A group of unlikely allies band together to stop the assassin: Ethan Truman, an ex-cop who confronts his tragic past and the premonition of his impending death; Hazard, an aptly named cop who helps Ethan; and Fric, a young boy imprisoned by celebrity who hears voices warning of an unimaginable evil. Meanwhile, the forces of evil are gathering.