It was a legend in Fear County...a hideous, flesh-eating creature that feasted on the blood of innocent children in the cold black heart of the Tennessee backwoods.
But ten year old Jeb Sweeney knows the horrible stories are true. His best friend Mandy just up and disappeared. He also knows that no one has ever had the courage to go after the monster and put an end to its raging, bestial hunger.
But evil is well guarded. And for young Jeb Sweeney, about to enter the lair of the unknown, passage through the gates of hell comes with a terrible price.