It's April of 1775, and deep in the woods of Massachusetts lies a cursed lake, bound to the secrets and sins of a nearby village. Now it's been disturbed, and the nights fill with voices that shouldn't be heard, out in the lonely stretches of forest. For Thomas Chase, the youngest member of a well-known family of patriots, being deaf has always marked him as being less - less brave, less worthy, less noticed. As revolution explodes across the countryside, it falls to him to rescue his family and village from an onslaught of the dead brought to life by way of tragedy - a tragedy that he had an unwitting hand in. As for the scurrilous Major William Pomeroy of His Majesty's 5th Regiment of Foote, becoming trapped with just a handful of his men in a colony rising up with armed militia quickly becomes the least of problems. After a fabricated ‘powder-hunt’ - in actuality no more than an excuse to visit a tavern reputed to serve the finest ale in the Colony - goes horribly awry, he must call upon all the military skills that neither he nor his commanders nor his own powerful family ever thought he had in order to defeat an enemy that spreads the grave to rabble-rousing patriot and loyalist alike. Bodies that were cold and still now prowl the darkness as the gap between the living and the dead narrows. Everyone in the village – those fighting on both sides of the conflict, those only protecting their own, those harboring the darkest of secrets – all face terrors beyond any nightmare. If Thomas or Major Pomeroy are to survive, they must put their fates into the hands of the least-likely partners imaginable: each other.