Adrian Whyte is a young man haunted by a troubled childhood and dysfunctional family. Despite his troubled past, Adrian has managed to achieve considerable success as an engineer, then salesperson; however within a few short weeks he finds his life turned completely upside-down. Blinding headaches and disturbing nightmares become a regular part of Adrian’s life, yet in the midst of this trial, he strikes up a friendship with Eva McLeod, a colleague from work.
A trip to the hospital due to a minor traffic accident reveals that the source of Adrian’s problems is a brain tumour, and surgery is scheduled. Despite the doctors’ less-than-hopeful prognosis, Adrian’s relationship with Eva progresses, and they find themselves spending more and more time together. It is during this trying period that Adrian finds his spiritual views challenged by several people that cross his path, including an empathetic hospital chaplain.
The nightmares however, not only continue, but increase in intensity until Adrian finds it almost impossible to cope with his responsibilities at work. What is especially troubling is the fact that the nightmares begin to take on the specter of dark and troubling visions, visions that remind Adrian of his fragile state of health, and the prospect of an unknown eternity awaiting him.