Why is someone—or something—killing campers in remote False Cape Park? Autopsies reveal their throats have been torn out by a large canine. Locals recall a colonial-times legend of the Wolfwraith.
New ranger, Shadow Fletcher, a one-handed Native American, feels ancient evil as he finds body after body, while park authorities try to cover everything up.He becomes the main suspect, which dredges up old secrets, yet he finds romance in the midst of an F.B.I. investigation. Finally a clue: the hair of a long-dead wolf clutched in the fingers of his murdered best friend.
Shadow battles a raging hurricane to confront the Wolfwraith, save his new love, and solve the mystery of the cover-up.