In 1850’s Ocracoke, North Carolina, against backdrop of the mysterious Roanoke tragedy, the Devil uses a local town to gain access to their infant sons, including an unborn Jeremiah Black. The plan is clear, he wants to build a new regime of evil. Jeremiah’s parents unite with an old friend and London inspector, Matthias Connors and Callum, a unique individual with unparalleled powers to save the town and stave off the Devil’s plan. Lives will be lost, sacrifices will be made, and an unborn child’s fate hangs in the balance. An origin story for Gehlert's prior novel, "Jeremiah Black."