Angel Jones escapes from a prison work crew, leaving behind a trail of victims before disappearing in the deep woods in Yonah, N.C. Believed dead but his body never found, Angel's presence haunts the inhabitants of a remote mountain community. Cal and Joy McAlister are new arrivals from Chicago. A retired commodity trader, self-sober alcoholic and heart attack survivor, Cal finds himself growing restless with his third wife. Joy, a physical therapist turned potter, wants to reshape her life and marriage. The caretaker of a girl’s summer camp, Doyle Smathers becomes their handyman, fetching Cal a batch of fake moonshine and building Joy a kiln. He’s also caring for a new guest, Ainsley Morse, the camp owner’s granddaughter who’s detoxing herself from a troubled past with Buddhist meditation while living alone in a yurt on the mountainside. Angel’s energy still haunts those woods, driving these four people together and apart in unexpected ways. The novel is a metaphysical thriller, a meditation on recovery and reincarnation, marriage and betrayal, death and rebirth, an exploration of how our fears give flesh to our hungry ghosts.