Eight years ago, the Austrian emergency services were called to the scene of a bizarre car accident. Eight years ago, two mangled bodies were found in the snow not far from the vehicle, clawed and chewed, it seemed, by some ferocious animal. Eight years ago, something unspeakable took Gerontius Moore's parents from him, leaving him orphaned and alone...And now, that something, is back. Caught up in a hunt he was never meant to be a part of, and finding help from a most unlikely source, Gerontius must once more flee the clutches of an appalling beast, before it learns its business is unfinished. Full moon or not, the hunt is on.