Arthur Lawford is meandering through a graveyard in a melancholy mood, brooding on his current illness, until he falls asleep against the tomb of suicide victim Nicholas Sabathier. Feeling invigorated upon waking, Lawford hurries home only to be dealt a chilling shock. It is a strangerís face that peers back at him from the mirror! Horrified by his transformation and alienated by the mistrust of those closest to him, Lawford struggles to adapt to life through a mask. Discovering that his new face is that of the dead Sabathier, Lawford skulks in the shadows, questioning who he is and who he might become. A psychologically thrilling tale of the occult from Walter de la Mareís masterful imagination.