Meet Charlie. He's not the nicest person you'll ever run into. In fact, you may wish you'd never met him at all. Because Charlie isn't like other guys. Charlie is a human monster. With inhuman power. Meet Melanie. Young, vibrant, a woman who has overcome great pain to find a measure of happiness. A woman who is about to discover just how fragile that happiness is, and the terrible price she must pay to try to recover it. Behind Charlie stretches a trail of sorrow and pain, a ghostly parade of victims. Melanie is just the latest . . . but if she can help it, she'll be the last. Hunger wears a human face, and Hell lies within the human heart.