Rick Kingsley's younger half-brother Aidan ran away three years ago. During those years, "ghost trains" – old long-gone streamliners – began reappearing, sometimes even rescuing people in danger. A being called "the Wizard" started entering peoples' dreams, but offering real-world psychic powers. Rick has inherited, from a mysterious recluse he's never met, a vast fortune and an estate, "Haw Court." And the world seems speeding ever closer to apocalypse, with global-warming fires, floods and tornadoes increasing both in numbers and size; along with human evils: "religious freedom" and Stand Your Ground laws, rampant bigotry online and in person, right-wing sabotages against society, topped by Trump's Presidential bid. Now, on the eve of the election, Aidan's coming home. His return may bring Rick to a possible confrontation with the Wizard himself – with the lives of Rick's family and friends, and his own, at stake.