What do the dead have to fear? A medium combines his ethereal gifts with an ambitious reporter’s investigative zeal to uncover the truth obscured by a string of unlikely suicides.
Robert Baselton has grown accustomed to seeing the dead as they wander between worlds. However, when the spirits of a girl and an old woman become a regular presence in his everyday life, Robert has a suspicion that there’s a link between them and the utterances of murder that the Messenger of Death whispers in his ear. Every time the Messenger appears, another presence is soon to follow.
As Robert delves deeper into the lives of the deceased, Alexis Kearns, his girlfriend’s older sister, witnesses James Hawthorne plummet to his death in the middle of downtown Seattle. Armed with nothing but a smartphone and her knack for acting well under pressure, she is the first to cover this widely-publicized story.
Impressed with Alexis’ coverage and integrity, Hawthorne’s mother reveals to Alexis that her son could communicate with the dead and insists that he is just one of several mediums to have allegedly committed suicide in the past month. Alexis is intrigued with the pattern of unlikely deaths and follows up on Mrs. Hawthorne’s concern when she finds a connection between the medium suicides and Robert’s increasingly erratic behavior. Concerned for her sister, Alexis unknowingly aids Robert in trying to uncover what really happened to the mediums that have died, and discovers that both the dead and the living should be afraid of who—or what—is responsible.
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