The stories included are:
Back Roads: while on book tour through rural Minnesota, author Gerry Daugherty picks up a couple hitchhikers and regrets the hellish ride.
Lights in the Sky: a man and his daughter are abducted by aliens. When the father returns it's up to a burned out detective to find out what happened to the daughter.
Lucifer's Parade: a reunion in Omaha, Nebraska turns out to be the beginning of the end.
Mr. Matthews Checks Out: a man wants to check out and the desk clerk who looks a little like Jim Morrison makes it a little hard for him to complete that task.
Kelso's Pump and Go: getting stalled on a desolate interstate in Iowa gets one man invited to dinner. Vegans not apply.
Running Alone: an ancient evil awakens and begins to feed on the cattle known as humanity.
The Diary of Kathryn Emerson: the sequel to "Zechariah 14:12" as told from the words of our hero's 14 year old daughter.