From the rear cover: "Shhh!...The baby is asleep. Right from the beginning, Joni Lawrence and her baby had a strange and wonderful connection her husband could not understand, could not share. Somehow, she could speak to six-month-old Stephen, without words, without sound...But Joni couldn't shake a feeling of dread, of waiting. And then one night, suddenly, inexplicably, a mother's worst fear came alive in the lifeless body of her child. The doctors' explanations gave no comfort. At night Stephen's cries haunt her, pleading for help. The doctors call it imagination, hysteria. But Joni knows it's something else...something more. And then the shocking glimpse of her baby's crying face in the back seat of another woman's car...Stephen is alive. Stephen is in need. Stephen is calling. And a mother must answer..."