Beware a man who comes in a black coat with a bird on his shoulder. If you see him, it means you are already dead. He is Crow Cullom, death’s harbinger, and the only way to win back your life is to challenge death to a game. But be warned, death has never lost .
Annie Noland has just been murdered. In the twilight moments before she dies, a man appears to usher her to the afterworld. But Annie has grown up on her grandmother's dark folk tales and knows a thing or two about cheating death. When she challenges the mysterious man to a game of hide-and-seek, she's playing for her chance to live. But death is no stranger to cheating, either.