On a spring weekend in April of 1978, John Gage takes Chris and Jennifer DeSoto on a camping trip. Unbeknownst to Johnny a serial killer named Evan Crammer is hiding in the nearby woods, waiting to prey on his next victim. Shrouded by late night darkness, Crammer attempts to abduct nine-year-old Jennifer, an action John Gage will go to any length to prevent. Crammer is thwarted, but a frightening quest for survival soon ensues for the children and one gravely injured paramedic. Before the story ends Johnny will come face to face with a painful part of his past he’s kept hidden from all those who know him in Los Angeles. With Roy’s help, Johnny will brave a final dance with the snake.