Naomi had taken a new job as an attendant at a nursing home. Tonight, she would work the night shift, and an attendant named Ashe showed her the rooms where her charges lived. Inside one was a skull-faced woman with maggots—or something like them—in her hair. In the next was a grossly obese woman who subsisted on a special diet of rats. And then there was the locked room. Inside was a kindly old man who spoke with the words of a preacher…She didn’t know it then, but Naomi had stumbled into Hell. And her only hope was the strange old man…a man they used to call The Phantom Stranger.