John hunts monsters. He used to do it alone, and then, for a while, he did it for the government, but now he's alone again. The FBI is after him while, at the same time, John is after the very last of the Withered: ancient ageless beings who have preyed on mankind for ten thousand years. Now a fugitive as well as a hunter, the teenager has tracked his demonic prey to a small town in Arizona, where the elusive Dark lady may be preparing to make her final stand against the fragile humans who have dared to strike back at her and her kind, even if that means unleashing a bloodbath upon an unsuspecting world. It's been a long hard road for John, but, one way or another, it's coming to an end. And he has nothing left to lose.