Phineas Marshal has spent a lifetime trying to forget the dark secret that binds him to Cricket Lake. Now he's back to claim an unexpected inheritance that brings friendship, a renewed purpose and the strangest job he's ever had. Fortune telling wasn't on his resume but the locals and tourists love their new hippy witch doctor. BUT...An ancient force has awakened and noticed the new arrival. It's filling his dreams with promises and threats. Can he resist the sweet taste of power long enough to save Cricket Lake? Phineas is desperate to protect his new friends but they may be his only weapon against a rising tide of long-slumbering magic.