It has been two years since Wendy Markland learned the horrible truth that vampires and other supernatural predators are indeed real. She has spent that time alone, hunting, desperate to avenge the loss of her brother. Now, a news report draws her to the small town of Pinewick, New Jersey, located in the small state's infamous pine barrens. Upon arrival, the local Sheriff tries to end Wendy's investigation before it can even begin. When she ignores him, Wendy finds out that what's going on isn't what she thought, though the dead are walking in Pinewick. Wendy's investigation leads her to new friends, new love and new terrors in the pine barrens as she deals with not only a human necromancer, but an ancient death demon and hordes of zombies.