Forde Mitchum is a mortal human reaper who prides himself in following the rules. Never be seen. Touch nothing. Get in, and get out quickly. But after two years of doing his job by the letter, Fordes world suddenly falls apart when Ritter, the reaper who trained Forde, is let go abruptly. Ritter vanishes until the day Forde himself is ordered to reap him. When Forde arrives to take the life force called ether from Ritters body, a confusing series of events is set into motion, and he finds himself mistakenly wanted by the police for murder.
Before Forde can discover the truth behind what is going on, the entire organization he works for is suddenly on his heels, attempting to kill him. Set in modern day America, The Omega Principle drips with Meso-American music and culture, while it takes inspiration from Grim Fandango and H.P. Lovecrafts Reanimator. The result of this unique combination is a mystery thriller about humanitys relationship with death. The rich and often funny characters support a twisted plot that will keep readers on their toes until the very end.