As Lead Detective of the Investigative Subdivision of the Columbus Police Department, Katherine Bath has been involved in solving some of the most disturbing and notarized cases in the city’s history. But after being awakened by a phone call shortly after midnight on her birthday, she finds herself involved in one of the most shocking and disturbing cases of her career…a gruesome, and seemingly ritualistic murder of a young small business owner.
She and her partner, Detective Clarence Buxton, must immerse themselves into the hidden culture of the gothic underground, in pursuit of a serial killer with a sadistic bloodlust, and ancestral ties to Katherine & her family. Will they be able to stop the killer before the apex of The Awakening? Or will Katherine find herself as another cog in the repeating darkness?