Sandra Rosen awakens to find a mysterious boy standing at the foot of her bed. It is, she soon discovers, her son Henry. But she has no memory of his existence. A mind-hacker has excavated her psyche with surgical precision and now demands a ransom to replace the priceless memories he’s stolen.

This traumatic event is just the beginning of a journey that finds Sandra caught between two supernatural forces: the invader who defiled her mind and the FBI psychic who claims he can save her. But in the end, it’s Sandra herself who holds the key not just to her own salvation, but the Excavator’s as well.

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all illustrations copyright (c) Vassilis Gogtzilas, 2022

Eisner Award winner J. M. DeMatteis was a professional musician and rock music journalist, before launching a long career writing comic books, novels, television, and film.

Vassilis Gogtzilas is a comic book artist, painter and illustrator, who is best known for The Bigger Bang, which he illustrated and co-created with scriptwriter D.J. Kirkbride, and The Adventures of Augusta Wind, written by J.M. DeMatteis.