I've heard of Jack Kilborn and was expecting something along the lines of Stephen King or Dean Koontz; overall a candy book (something entertaining, no real depth, but generally readable). This was awful. The plot was flimsy, the characters all stereotypes and the title didn't even mean anything. Yes, the characters were afraid in the sense that all characters in these kind of novels are afraid, but there wasn't any special play on fear. It was just one long action scene.