After a failed business venture in Boston, Jacob Logan moves back to the small North Carolina town of his childhood and the isolated house he grew up in. In "Maryfield," the air is oddly still and the nights are black. It should feel like home, but something is very, very wrong. He loses all his belongings in a highway accident, his car is mysteriously stolen and the townspeople seem suspicious. And then there are the fireflies that die when they come near Jacob's home, the feeling he is being watched, and the property caretaker who has so many secrets. Richard Dansky, a writer of video games and short fiction who lives in Durham, wrote this mystery tale that weaves horror and suspense. Softcover, 352 pages and $12.79.