The boys have another guardian, one they know nothing about. A watchful spirit is the connection between the world of the living and the shadow world that is more terrifying than the living could ever conceive-and this is where River is trapped in transition.
Xavier, alone in his penthouse and in life, finds his sleep haunted by terrifying visions of his lost brother's murdered body on a rain-soaked street. At a loss to understand the meaning or purpose of these horrifying night terrors, his waking world becomes a nightmare of its own style.
It is from this shadow world that the spirit helps River reach out to his living brother. But is his message a warning, a lesson-or good-bye?