Scorned and outcast from society, Jason has turned to the only thing he understands, the Dream World. He knows the rules, and he knows he's one of the few people who can manipulate the dreams of others, to force them to do things they would never have done while awake. And in the real, waking world, the strangest deaths start occurring.
The Dream World is Jason's place to take revenge on those who made him the outcast he is today. As his powers in the Dream World grows, he starts work on his greatest ambition, to leave this life and move over to the Dream World, where he will be the ruler, the one everybody else will have to bow down to.
Faced with unexplainable deaths, detective Shelly Waterford seeks help from a man who might know something about dreams, a man with a dark past, which concerns one dream, one demon, and one murder. But he's her only hope.
He teaches her everything he knows about the Dream World, and shows her what she needs to know to track down the killer.
But this killer is not beaten so easily. He has a lifetime of dream experience behind him, and his hatred of humanity has driven him right over the edge.