Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1992.
They call Chip Clewt, who tracks bears, The Weirdo. But no one knows much about him. Only that he lives in the eerie swamp where Samantha Sanders found a body and where she saw another body get dumped.
Finally, she meets The Weirdo, sees his scarred face, looks into his tortured soul, and becomes his friend. Together, they begin the nightmare search for the killer who has stalked innocent victims, through the murky waters and dangerous marshes of the swamp.
Overcome with guilt when he accidentally kills his best friend Mead, Peter, an alcoholic teenager, hides the body and embraces the fantasy that Mead still lives, even going so far as to impersonate him.
At Christmastime, as young girls are disappearing, Rose is having disturbing dreams that reveal where their dead bodies can be found.
They entered the house at 9:02 P.M. and trashed their way through the Cape Cod cottage. At 9:46 P.M. Karen Jerome made the mistake of arriving home early. Thrown down the basement stairs, Karen slips into a coma. The trashers slip away.
But The Avenger has seen it all.