His spirit corrupted, eyes red with anger, Brian Li Sung is in the clutches of Grendel. It tears at his brain, taking the place of his sense of reason, turning him into a cold-hearted killer. And now the stage manager who once loved the "granddaughter" of Hunter Rose will meet his end. But it won't come easy. Inspector Wiggins, with his electronic eye and swaggering patience, must pass through a gauntlet of murderous mayhem to face Li Sung in a final shoot-out with only one survivor. Bernie Mireault's engaging lines and Joe Matt's inventive colors cement the darkness of Matt Wagner's winter tragedy. Features an all-new cover painting by Wagner.