"Heaven ain't all it's cut out to be," says Eustice Seeney, who'd already been to hell. After years of atoning he's turned his redneck roustabout life into a model for human redemption. When he dies again, he discovers that all life's memories begin to fade as eternal bliss kicks in . . . but something in the hereafter's been stirred, and heaven could be placed on indefinite hold. An outlier force vectors in on the human race, intent on reshuffling the cosmic deck. The existence of heaven and hell hang in the balance as Seeney is used as a wild card in a high stakes game of who'll rule the afterlife.