From the back of the supplement:
"Beware the darkness, for it is alive with the dead! Now, the nights of Ravenloft are more horrifying than ever. You'll find out why in the pages within.
Follow Dr. Rudolph Van Richten, Ravenloft's leading authority on the supernatural, as he reveals how to hunt the ghosts that lurk in the blackest shadows of midnight. For countless years, Van Richten has traveled the misty roads of Ravenloft on a mission to destroy the undead wherever they might be. Now, your characters can join him on his courageous quest.
Dr. Van Richten tells all that he has discovered about the incorporeal undead. He explains their origins, the passions that draw them back from beyond the grave, and the horrible powers bestowed upon them in unlife. In addition, he offers his wise counsel on the ways in which these fiends can be stalked, confronted, and destroyed.
Be careful, for these ghosts are not simple, moaning spirits of darkest night. These are the ghosts of Ravenloft."