Working with dead people can be stressful. Few know this better than Nigel Moody. When his new friends found out about his job processing the recently deceased, the job became dangerous too. Dealing with suspicious superiors and dangerous entities from the other side, Nigel is feeling the strain and he’s sick of it. He has a plan to free himself of his obligations to his employers, the Company.
Millennia of controlling every aspect of the world beyond the mortal veil has left The Company bloated and stagnant and unable to deal with a growing human population. They’re near breaking point, and Nigel thinks he can take them on and go into business for himself. Breaking the monopoly on the afterlife is a tantalising prospect to a group of idealistic and disillusioned employees. The only problem is the Company doesn’t appreciate the competition and will go to great lengths to stop a bunch of humans from messing up their operations.
Goddess help us, Gloucester’s going to burn.
Additionally, the first book, The Gatekeeper on the Docks, is free to download for the next few days. So if you are interested and want to start from the beginning, now is the perfect opportunity (although the new book is written so that knowledge of the first isn't essential).