With ghouls dying all around him and the mystery of his own violent illness racking his body and mind, occult detective Cal McDonald takes on a new case from an old friend--Frankenstein's monster. To solve the case, Cal seeks help from a man billed as "the world's foremost authority on the supernatural." Cal must trust this wealthy entertainer to save his friends and cure his illness. But that trust leads down a dangerous path that will leave Cal changed forever. Steve Niles, the original creator of the comics series that spawned the film 30 Days of Night, returns with another of his ongoing series, Criminal Macabre, and the psychic detective, Cal McDonald.