Johnny Merrimon - He is obsessed with finding out the fate of his missing sister.
Clyde Lafayette Hunt - He is the spearhead of the local police department's investigation into multiple child abductions.
Ken Holloway - He is a violent drug abuser and also a predator, pure and simple.
Levi Freemantle - He is a 300-pound black man, former prison inmate, and slow-witted misfit who continuously talks and listens to God.
Uncle Steve - He is a friend of the Merrimons and a security guard who has a romantic attraction to Katherine.
David Wilson - He is a professorial-looking man who is a college professor and recreational motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car on a bridge.
Officer Laura Taylor - She is a no-nonsense cop who exhibits a hard edge on the job.
Officer John Yoakum - He is 63-year-old with thinning brown hair and...
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