Jim Todhunter is one of the elite – a Death guide, helping the citizens of a peaceful future world meet the ends of the lives in harmony. When the stability of the House is shattered by deliberate murder – an unthinkable crime – Todhunter receives his fateful assignment: to shepherd the killer to his death. But in humoring the murderer’s macabre fantasies, Todhunter becomes entangled in a fantastic plan to trap Death itself. And what lies beyond Death is stranger than anyone imagined…