||It seems the October rains have brought death and disaster to North Vancouver. A missing hiker is found by his son and daughter - was he frightened to death? - on an old-growth trail in the Lynn Headwaters park; a foul smell leads to a mauled body in a crawl space; and a small boy is attacked and bitten by a man in wolf form. Yet it is only the beginning of the mayhem the North Shore RCMP will have to deal with before winter sets in. Once an up-and-coming Serious Crimes investigator, these days Constable Cal Dion is back on general duties, feeling out-of-the-loop and rebellious. On a routine canvassing task, he finds himself questioning a most attractive witness, one he feels is peripheral enough to the crawl space case that he would be safe in asking her out. Of course, it's the worst decision... Meanwhile Constable David Leith is in the thick of the same investigation, a case complicated by rumours running wild and a most elusive suspect. Halloween has brought out the ghouls for Leith and his team... and possibly a shapeshifter as well, with murder on its mind.