Peter Fisher is very smart but he’s got a big mouth. Spindly and awkward, especially around girls, Peter loves to play baseball in the summer and when he’s not lost in a book or off in a Zelda adventure, Peter is playing Robin Hood in the woods or Pirates at the beach, that is, until the monsters came for him.
Peter is always getting into trouble. Mostly, it's not hisfault. The locals don't like him very much. It's his family. They're not from around here, and behind his back they whisper. The guy is strange. There’s something wrong with him. How could it not be when the neighbors hear him screaming in the night?
Peter's a big dreamer, not ambitious or greedy, but bigger than life, most of them; the one's he remembers. In his dreams, Peter can fly. He can do things he'd never dream of doing in the waking world. In his dreams, Peter knows things, things he doesn't remember when he wakes up. He sees things he cannot see in this world. It bothers him, but more than that the monsters scare him. They’re real but no one, not even his parents or best friend believe him.
In his magical dreams, Peter is free, but when the monsters come he is filled with more dread than any horror movie could ever match. The joy and terror of his dream world weighs heavily on him in the quiet solitude of his waking life. He feels empty, lost, and confused. Is he crazy, like others whisper? Will he ever understand and fill the gaping void that reaches out to swallow him whenever he closes his eyes?
You would never notice Peter Fisher in a crowd. He looks like any other brown-eyed, sandy-haired child of suburbia. But if you had the chance to talk with him he would not be shy to tell you about his growing passion in life, his one obsession. Peter Fisher wants to save the world. The problem is he doesn't know how.
That’s why he started, the Tower, a tree-house round-table, in which him and his friends debate the issues of the day and devise plans to save as many people as possible from Spiritual Deficiency Syndrome, though some of his friends want to focus on overthrowing the evil monsters that dominate the world.
Learning about the injustices in the world and the looming threat of nuclear war and global warming, Peter is angry as a hornet whose nest has been disturbed by ignorant louts. He's tired of adults screwing things up and telling him he's too young to do anything about it. He wants a future and right now he doesn't see much of one.
Peter realizes he can't change the world alone. He has to get others to help and it has to be now! That's why they started the Angel Training program. The only way this will work is if people learn how to be more spiritual in life. And the best way to do that, they decide, is to start a movement whereby everyone pledges to follow the Golden Rule and work together locally to make their communities better for everyone.
Their first target is the richest, most powerful man in the county, the real estate mogul, Mathew McFadden. They will stop the construction of the Reverend’s latest project, an exclusive gated community of luxury waterfront mansions on the shores of Lake Hartwell. Maybe that will make the monsters go away. Maybe he’ll be able to sleep better at night, but not everyone thinks reason is enough for people to change, and not everyone believes that peaceful ways will change the heart of the monsters who rule the world.