Micah Graves is full of questions, but one in particular plagues him: What happens when you die? Haunted by the memory of his mother's untimely death, Graves has made it his mission in life to find the answer.
At age thirteen, Graves watches the mother he dearly loves waste away as a victim of insidious cancer. As he grows older, he cannot forget the agony she suffered on a daily basis-a profound misery even the prescribed painkillers couldn't dull. But what he remembers even more vividly is the moment just before the light faded in her eyes. When a beautiful smile graced her face, as if all her pain had ceased, it was obvious his mother had seen something or someone in those final minutes that Graves could not see himself. It is not long before Graves begins a life-changing journey with one goal in mind-to find the truth as to what awaits the dead on the other side.
Over the course of the next twenty-three years, Graves will attend over four thousand funerals where he will discover there is so much more not only in this life, but the afterlife as well.