This tale is narrated in the first person by Booth, an elderly resident of Falmouth, Maine, a small town that neighbors Jerusalem’s Lot. Although things got quiet after Jerusalem’s Lot was consumed by a brush fire (set by the protagonists of ‘Salem’s Lot, although they are never mentioned), some of the town’s vampires have survived and begun spreading their influence again. No one from the surrounding communities ever ventures into Jerusalem’s Lot, save for a loudmouthed trucker who laughed off their superstituousness, only to never be seen again. Booth admits that people in Falmouth, including himself, carry crucifixes, rosaries, or devotional medals for protection. Though no one verbally speaks of Jerusalem’s Lot being filled with vampires, they silently admit they believe it.