When the mutilated corpse of a burglar is found in an alleyway in Chilsett, a small Shropshire town, it begins the hunt for an ancient and evil creature.
The creature has supreme physical attributes, and to make things worse for those trying to find and kill it, it is also intelligent and cunning. Its use of darkness during its hunts earns it the title The Shadow Seeker.
As the killings continue, Noreen Davies begins to help to track the creature. An elderly widow, she has a link with the beast, forcing her to witness the carnage. When she realises that she cannot pull away from the horror, she decides that she would be of use to the police in their search for the beast.
However, as armed policemen and soldiers are alerted of the creature’s movements and are guided towards it, the Shadow Seeker realises that something is wrong and nurtures the link, turning it against Noreen.
The story ends in a bloody and climactic confrontation at Noreen’s house.
Not for children or the squeamish.