This optimistic story about love, prejudice, evil, and overcoming grief involves a relentless contrast between innocent teenage sexuality and the psychotic lust of a murderer of young boys.
After sixteen-year-old Tom Miller is harassed by a teenage hoodlum, his girlfriend, Sabrina, obtains a voodoo doll from her godmother, ninety-year-old Lady Priscilla. Its purpose is not to kill the hoodlum but to scare him off, but in the process of payback of his tormentor, Tom, who doesn’t believe in voodoo dolls, makes an unsettling discovery about an important businessman.
One windy night, he follows Sabrina as she sleepwalks to a local church. From there, the story marches adventure by adventure through a cemetery and other night prowling, including Tom’s secret yard work for the murderer’s beautiful wife, who has seduction in mind.