Fighting the Ten Thousand Things in the blood rain nearly killed Nina Weaver and her gang of -deadun- hunters, yet somehow they survived. But they paid a price. Now, Nina is cursed with strange new powers that chill her blood and bones with a cold so deep not even her love for James Manning can thaw it. And an ominous spirit travels with them as they take the fight to the Man in the Yellow Hood across a valley of darkness to the stricken town of Reno, NV. The evil sorcerer has set himself up there as king, and he is determined to unleash the powers of Hell upon the world. Will the spirit traveler in their company be their downfall? Or is it a weapon they can use to defeat Liao Xu once and for all? The final epic battle in the long-awaited conclusion brings Nina Weaver's arc of the Dead West series to a climactic end. Or does it?