Everywhere I go, I leave a trail of dead bodies. My parents died fighting to stop the darkness. Ill keep fighting too, even if it means I have to die. Dyings not half as hard as being left behind, anyway...Evil is real. We are at war. Anyone who tells you differently is lying.Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents shes never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization thats now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if shell continue her parents fight or stay behind to save her friends.With the help of Gavin, an otherworldly mercenary shes not supposed to fall in love with, and Graham, a charming aristocrat who is entranced with her, Maren races against the clock and around the country from palatial estates with twisted labyrinths to famous cathedrals with booby-trapped subterranean crypts to stay ahead of the enemy and find a cure. Along the way, she discovers the great truth of love that laying down your life for another isnt as hard as watching them sacrifice everything for you.