Noel Shaker has a secret. Since earliest childhood, he has been visited by a mysterious entity that conceals him from human sight. Arriving without warning or explanation, his episodes of invisibility can last for mere seconds, entire afternoons and, as Noel grows into adulthood, for agonizing days and weeks at a time. Far from being a gift, Noel’s increasingly powerful curse becomes a prison cell without bars, isolating him from family and friends, turning every mundane errand into an adrenaline-fueled nightmare, and pitting his morality against his will to survive.
A search for love . . .
In the wake of a tragic accident that shatters his family, Noel seeks redemption in Julie Wagner, the only girl to have glimpsed his secret. Now a grown woman, Julie is wrestling with her own real-world demons when a blinding snowstorm reunites them. But when a curious policeman stumbles upon Noel’s secret, innocent blood is shed, implicating Noel in murder. Now Noel and Julie are on the run -- from their violent mistakes, from undead spirits who take sustenance from Noel’s erasure, and from Noel himself, whose desperate attempts to gain control of his fading are pushing him closer and closer to madness.
A shocking answer to a lifelong mystery . . .
Careening from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the promising fortunes of Las Vegas, from haunted motel rooms into a sociopath’s favorite killing ground, from a jetliner on course for catastrophe to a climactic showdown in Los Angeles, Noel Shaker’s quest to uncover the truth about the fading is about to force him to make a terrifying choice: a choice between the ultimate horror of love’s costs and the allure of a power only the gods once knew.