Jackson Burrows was ready for death. Stumbling into a mystery that threatened the fundamentals of the Afterworld on his first day gone, not so much.
Death is patient. Life, on the other hand, is short and often a bit of a disappointment. It is no surprise then that the Afterworld is a bit of a wild place. Filled with creatures, civilizations, ideas and knowledge from the infinite amalgam of Motifs (realities), it is a smorgasbord of bustling activity in the dead variety. Everything had been running smoothly, that was until someone discovered that the rules and assumptions of life no longer applied, and that the immortal keepers in charge of monitoring The Afterworld were too busy taking coffee breaks and watching the silly ways the living came to premature ends to do anything about it. And so Jackson Burrows, on his first day of his post-life, arrives to find himself at the wrong place at a crucial time. Thrown into the shoes of the surrogate of Death, Jackson finds himself smack in the middle of a mysterious series of events that could forever fracture the Afterworld! Fortunately, he isn't alone at the helm of such a task, thanks to the assistance of a well-dressed mythical inventory manager, an over-worked unshaven god, a surrogate of justice, and an unexpected ally (which is saying something).