In his fourth appearance, Sebastian Barth and his friends Corrie and David discover what appears to be a dead body in the long-abandoned Dew Drop Inn. But when they return with the police, the body has vanished. Police theory--that the "body" was a homeless man passed-out drunk--is refuted when the kids find the body again in the woods, undeniably dead and possibly murdered. On the homefront, the Barths are concerned that Sebastian's father is about to lose his job at a radio station, while Corrie's father, a minister, starts providing food and shelter for the homeless at the church. One of the men sheltered there--who calls himself Abraham--becomes a prime suspect in the murder.