Jack Dwyer defeated the pack of Prowlers who had preyed upon the city of Boston with their leader, Owen Tanzer. Tanzer may be gone, but now that Jack is aware of their existence, he is on a constant lookout for evidence of Prowler presence elsewhere.
Two people burst into flame, burned alive in front of plenty of eyewitnesses with no obvious cause. Spontaneous human combustion is a bizarre phenomenon, but according to published accounts, it happens. Could that be what occurred here? Or is it murder?
It is the summer after eighth grade, the last three months of freedom for Kevin Murphy and his friends before they begin high school. The last chance to hang at the mall and goof off. And Kevin's last chance to confess his unrequited love for Nicole French.