Lake house destroyed. 38 dead. Cause unknown.
Federal Agent Roland Banks has always done things by the book. It was the only way to avoid being dragged into the mire of corruption and quid pro quo that is government in Prohibition America. But when Agent Banks busts the wrong bootlegging operation in backwoods Virginia, his punishment is a bizarre assignment near Arkham, Massachusetts.
It is clear from the outset of his investigation that Arkham keeps its secrets close, and Roland isn't going to break open this case if he sticks to SOP. But his agent's handbook has nothing to say regarding ancient myths and wrathful gods. As the mystery and chaos surrounding the assignment threaten to unravel Roland, he must decide how much he's willing to risk to uncover and confront the truth.