A girl vanishes from a crowded shop.
A wife awaits a husband who will never arrive.
Parents mourn a daughter who never existed.
They are the missing, lost souls, the disappeared.
Nick Stuart wakes to find his girlfriend gone, not just from his bed but from the minds and memories of friends and family. Convinced he is to blame for her disappearance he seeks help but all evidence of her existence has been wiped away. Has she left him, or is something more sinister at work? What happened the night she vanished? And who is the man with eyes that burn like a desert?
The police have their own worries as the heat wave builds and turns the city into a melting pot of violence and frustration, all brought to a head by the mysterious 'Missing Man', who snatches woman from the streets leaving no clues.
As they investigate the two cases become linked, but who is behind the crime - a man, a monster or a myth?