Newly minted zombie, Sally Mertill, is kidnapped by a nondescript van in front of her fellow zombie and mentor - Bocnic Drewings or "Bo" as his friends call him. He can only guess why someone would take Sally: she can raise the dead. Bo is forced to seek out assistance from a self-serving witch named Zemra if he is going to save Sally. What he learns scares him. Sally's surreal trek through a world of unimaginable creatures has brought her face to face against a menacing entity to outdo them all – the church's secret division, The Cross. Bo must travel to Scotland, his birthplace. What bitter end awaits them once he frees Sally from their clutches?