by Tananarive Due
When Hilton was just a boy, his aged grandmother saved him from drowning by pulling him out of a treacherous ocean current, sacrificing her own life for his. Now, thirty years later, he is a dedicated social worker, married to the only elected African-American judge in Dade County, Florida, and the father of two beautiful children. As his thirty-ninth birthday draws near, though, he is starting to think his borrowed time is running out. His wife has begun receiving racist hate mail - letters from a man she once prosecuted who now threatens to destroy her entire family. Hilton becomes obsessed with protecting them, and begins having nightmares more horrible than any he has ever experienced. Are the strange dreams trying to tell him something? Perhaps Hilton was never meant to have survived that drowning accident, and there are forces at work to rectify that mistake. Hilton's sense of reality begins slipping away as he battles both the psychotic who stalks his family and the even more terrifying unseen enemy that plagues his sleep.
Paperback: 276 pages