In 1820 Death resides in London, where else would she live? During the reaping of a pope, she meets a man who can see her. The problem? He’s not dead or dying. As she tries to figure out who he is, a lost soul requires her attention, and she soon discovers that her mystery man is not who he seems. Their stories intersect, and she soon finds herself battling an old enemy.
Death is an entity created by the universe to keep a balance between life and death in humans. She considers herself an outsider and rarely interferes with the lives of a human before their death. As the leader of the Four Horsemen, she commands a large number of reapers and will not hesitate to punish whoever steps out of line.
Dominic Fratelli has been a priest in the Vatican for only a few short years, and he maneuvers the holy grounds as inconspicuous as possible. It is on one fateful night that his entire world is turned upside down and his biggest secret is revealed. He soon finds himself learning the truth of his origin and wishing he’d never met Death.