What if Chinese folktales tales about jiangshi, the undead, are true? What if your immigrant father was right? And what if the monstrous creature in the stories not only existed here and now, but had you in its sights? Old Chinese folktales about jiangshi, the undead, may not be true, but they are real nonethe: the jiangshi still walk among us. The ancient Daoist masters of China practiced arcane rituals to concentrate qi—the life force that pervades the universe. This dark obsession has survived to the present day and spawned a secret cult whose members select young victims for a gruesome end at the hands of the Daoist masters, the Qi Eaters.
And Sharon Kao is their next victim.