How do you make sure a crime that hasn't happened yet, never does? That's the question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it's the living who desperately need him. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who and where they are remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be.