What happens to us when we die? Provincial newspaper reporter Niall Shelley has never given it much thought. He's young, happily married, and looking forward to an even brighter future in London. He doesn't believe in an afterlife and his own death is the last thing on his mind. Then, in the course of a routine but intriguing assignment, he meets a man who offers an opportunity to take part in research into near death experiences. Shelley smells a big story, one that could boost his career and make him famous. What does he have to lose? After all, it's not as if he actually has to die...