How would you like to train as a spook? I need a brave lad for my line of work . . . The Spook keeps the County safe from creatures of the dark; things that suck your blood and snatch your bones and squeeze the breath from your body. When young John Gregory stumbles into the trap set by a powerful witch, it seems he may possess some spook’s skills of his own. But is he ready to face the dark or will his first fight be his last?