The game begins in the autumn of 1941. Your character is Jim Pearson, a young agent for the newly formed Office of the Coordinator of Information (a precursor to the Office of Strategic Services and later, the Cen tral Intelligence Agency), who is investigating the activities of potential Nazi spies and subversives in America's Midwest. Before you are finished, you will have become an unwitting participant in an ancient supernatural saga which threatens to unleash unspeakable terror on an unsuspecting world. As the tides of dark deceit threaten to engulf you, the borders begin to blur between reality and illusion, fact and fiction. You must unravel the mysteries behind the torso killings and the murder of Elizabeth Short, known as the "Black Dahlia," in time to prevent humanity's greatest nightmare from becoming a chilling reality.