Recently orphaned Judith is sent to live with her Uncle outside of Charleston in South Carolina with only one instruction-she is not to bring anything that is green. While she finds the request a bit odd she is thankful that her Uncle is taking her in and leaves everything that contains the color green behind. Everything that is, except for a green silk picture frame that her mother had given her. Buried deep in her trunk Judith is sure that the picture frame won’t offend anyone—after all, no one will even know she has it. But then weird things begin to happen around the house. Unexplainable things. Frightening things.  As she tries to figure out what is going on, Judith learns about the houses horrid past and that she is not the first person to come and stay with her uncle, and his last guest… did not leave the house alive.  

An escaped, genetically engineer rat modified for intelligence and trained for espionage; a bored, lonely disobedient boy; and an evil robot meet on a space station. One of the three won’t survive.