Near death, Nyx makes final preparations for her trip into the depths of Hell to save her friend, Thea. With Al Simmons in the hospital after his last encounter with the Clown and the thousand of his minions, his condition goes from bad to worse once Nyx takes away his Hell-born essence. With the powers of a Hellspawn at her whim, Nyx strikes a deal with N'Zzezheaal, a lessor lord of Hell, in hopes of gaining free passage into the 8th level of Hell. Once there, Nyx is determined save her friend. But who or what is going to save Nyx?