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Evil Dwells Here
After a vicious shooting spree, the town of Sunnydale is shell-shocked. What could have sparked the random rampage? Buffy Summers can guess. Considering the prophetic dreams she's been having, the Slayer suspects possession by an especially malevolent force. As the police follow their typical false leads, the Slayerettes start up their own research into possible paranormal causes. But when Oz's van is discovered on the side of the road, minus one teen wolf, a distraught Willow turns on Buffy, disrupting the investigation.
With the pressure in Sunnydale mounting, the residents' reactions to stress grow increasingly unpredictable. The Slayer continues her search for answers, narrowly surviving an attack by a well-trained and powerful vampire who brought a gruesome death to every Slayer who crossed her path. Is this the ancient creature behind the recent influx of evil? Or is there another influence… close to home?
- The events of this story take place on Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3.
- Caligula (Only in flashbacks)
- Claire Bellamy
- Cordelia Chase
- Nick Daniels
- Brian Dellasandro
- Mark Dellasandra
- Rupert Giles
- Alexander Harris
- Devon MacLeish
- Meter (Only mentioned)
- Daniel Osbourne
- Ira Rosenberg
- Sheila Rosenberg
- Willow Rosenberg
- Jordan Smythe
- Buffy Summers
- Joyce Summers
Behind the scenes
- The book was originally supposed to be released in July 1999, but was postponed due to the Columbine High School massacre. The Columbine incident also influenced the airings of "Earshot" and "Graduation Day, Part Two".
- French: "Le Mal Que Font les Hommes" (The Evil That Men Do)
- German: "Der Pakt mit dem Bösen" (The Pact with the Evil)