The freight drivers, having been given unwanted custody of Boyd Berry, unloaded him on the inhabitants of Meadowville. When he reached puberty bad things started to happen to anyone unlucky enough to be in his vicinity. Eventually, he married a girl who was immune to his “bad things”. Boyd lost his farm during the Great Depression and moved to Pioche, Nevada to be a miner. He and his wife were lured by a demon into a gaping hole in the ground left over from the search for coal.
The Sterling family took in young Nathan Berry, and he became as one of their own. WWII started and Tom Sterling went sheep shearing, when the season was over the family settled down in Provo, Utah. Gary and Nathan joined the Navy—Gary to be a sailor—Nathan to be a Marine Corpsman…but the Devil hadn’t finished with the Sterling family yet. Nathan is captured by the Chinese near the Chosin Reservoir and Gary and a shipmate are left behind while attempting to save a wounded Marine during the evacuation of the marines at Hungnam.
The Chinese army is looking for them, and their survival is seriously in question.