One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyoneâ999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We donât know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.
Tony Valdez is a Dispatcherâa licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in deathâs crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death, and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge what they see as a wrong.
Itâs a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before itâs too lateâŠbefore not even a Dispatcher can save him.