Twelve years ago a child from a distant planet fell to Earth in a lethal hail of meteors. And one sleepy town in Kansas was transformed forever. Smallville - it's not the place it was. Just ask the locals. While searching for a missing friend, Clark, Lana, and Chloe make a horrible discovery - an entire family, gruesomely murdered. At the same time, Lex Luthor's tycoon father is violently abducted in broad daylight. Two desperate quests to solve these crimes begin, but neither Clark's superpowers nor Lex's great wealth can help. Innocent lives will depend on Clark's and Lex's relentless determination to unravel the mysteries before a savage murderer strikes again - and Lionel Luthor is killed by his sadistic captors.
Dean Wesley Smith has written a number of titles for teenaged readers. He lives in the USA.