Happily married Susan and John Carter have the perfect life but for one thing -- they are on the brink of financial disaster. Then the mysterious Mr Sarotzini steps in, offering to save their home and business. His price -- Susan must be the surrogate mother of his child. They agree, but soon things go very wrong. Susan's pregnancy is disturbingly painful, and no-one will tell her why. It soon becomes apparent that Sarotzini wields immense power, and as Susan realises the terrifying origin of the dark forces he controls, she fears for herself, her husband and her unborn baby.