Reporter Jess McCall seems to have it all--a great career, money, fame--but what the intrepid reporter really desires is to finally mend fences with her younger, wild-child sister Amanda. When Amanda suddenly disappears, Jess reluctantly returns to her hometown of Ebony to investigate. There her efforts are stymied by the uncooperative Chief of Police and Amanda's employer, a respected pillar of the community. Undaunted and unconvinced by their blasť attitude, Jess delves deeper into the circumstances behind Amanda's disappearance, an action that partners her with Frankie Marshall, a reporter with secrets of his own. A series of other odd disappearances prompts them to wonder if Amanda's might not be linked as well, and they begin an inquiry that soon uncovers, among other things, their attraction to one another, a realization complicated by the appearance of Jess's ex-boyfriend. Old passions take second place to the drama unfolding around them, and they find themselves drawn deeper into an investigation that leads them to an abandoned factory in the woods just outside Ebony. There, they find they must confront undead horrors and the insane madman behind them in order to save Ebony--and themselves.