When writer Thad Beaumont hit a difficult period, he created ‘George Stark’ – at first, Stark was a bit of fun, a pseudonym, complete with a sinister author-biography. He wrote violent, commercial thrillers which became best sellers and soon, Stark was earning more money than Thad Beaumont.  Now, Thad is feeling better and beginning to write for himself and as himself again. He doesn’t need George Stark now so he announces that Stark will write no more, and even ‘buries’ him with a specially-made headstone for a magazine photo-feature. A happy ending to a lucrative but strange period in the life of Thad and Liz Beaumont. Except – George Stark doesn’t want to die. Impossibly, he seems to have returned as a killing machine intent on destroying everything and anything that gets between him and his creator…