John Winters, a fifty-three-year-old Warehouse Manager, was at an emotional crossroads. His recent divorce and upcoming heart operation introduced him to challenges he had not experienced before.
Whilst in hospital, John spends the majority of his time dwelling on the past, his time at school and recurring dreams that he could not figure out.
His springtime heart operation concludes with minor complications. John starts to experience chills and other side effects. Struggling to make sense of it all he finds himself unable to control himself, as he attacks living creatures randomly.
Finding little support, his lifelong friend Simon as the only one he can confide in. His own seasonal cyclical change into someone he cannot recognize parallels with the changing seasons.
At the conclusion of the novel, John finds his chills attack once more, with chilling consequences.