IT waits in the dark and travels from body to body. IT lures men to their doom with mad music and the promise of unspeakable joy and ecstasy until....IT scares the Dark Passenger (the very knowing cohabitant of Dexter Morgan's body, which drives him to kill and kill again, though he only kills those who REALLY deserve it) so badly that it abandons Dexter, your friendly neighborhood psychopathic serial killer, completely, and leaves him to cope with things entirely on his own. But what is IT? Dexter desperately wants to know. And what does it have to do with his dark inner companion's disappearance? Or, for that matter, everyone else's major concern, the incinerated bodies showing up on campus and elsewhere, decapitated, with their heads replaced by ceramic bull's heads? Is there any connection? How can these killings be stopped? And why these particular people? All this is going on while Dexter is preparing for his soon-to-come wedding--dealing with the minister of his fiancee's church, where they are to be married; an insane, mad, gay caterer and his boyfriends; the lovely bride-to-be Rita, and her two beautiful and very unusual children children; his sister Deb, the cop, and her beloved Kyle; and a hurricane. What next? This is all woven together in a pattern so bright and terrifying that you'll only be able to stop and wonder when it's all done, and you've finished the book. Excellent book, that leaves you wanting more.