"I am first and foremost, an artist. The murders are but provision." (The Family Man)
In a world horribly altered by a mysterious, year-long phenomenon dubbed the Great Darkness of 1999, the Family Man - a serial killer for whom dreaming and killing are intertwined - wanders the strange new landscape searching for answers.
Haunted by the powerful Red Dream visited upon him by the enigmatic Shepard of Wolves, the Family Man stumbles across a kill list containing the names of other monstrous killers, some even more infamous than he. They have been drawn into the Shepard's Game - the ultimate contest of killers - and the prize is worth every drop of blood spilled in its name.
As the Family Man resolves to strike the killers' names from his list and unravel the mystery of the Shepard of Wolves, his own personal war against the waking world demands a heavy price - he must rouse the demons of his buried past.