In a town where Confederate blood still flows, a serial killer is on the loose-one so evil he's no longer human. America's Civil War left wounds on the land that bled for over a century-and perhaps something even more terrible that will never heal. A man on the edge, haunted by a recent personal tragedy, homicide detective Martin Decker has been assigned to investigate a bizarre series of gruesome and seemingly random mutilation murders plaguing Richmond, Virginia. A serial killer is somehow finding his way into locked rooms to butcher his victims before vanishing without a trace, and the only witness is a little girl with Down syndrome who claims to have seen the "so-scary man" responsible for the horrific carnage. But the bloody trail is leading Decker to a place where his sanity will be sorely tested-and where pure evil has given rise to an unstoppable nightmare of terror and death. This gripping masterwork of horror fiction from Graham Masterton, the award-winning author of The Manitou, takes horror to a breathtaking new level. A story not for the faint of heart, The Devil in Gray is a stunningly original tale of terror, one of the very best, from an acknowledged giant of the genre.