John Gregory, who is a 7th son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the usa from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all way of things that pass bump in the night. However John is not younger anymore, and has been in search of an apprentice to hold on his trade. Most have did not live on. The ultimate hope is a younger farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he live on the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't?