In the blink of an eye, a man is literally blown into a new existence as The Reaper. Ninety-nine years later, The Reaper is looking forward to retirement in a cabin on Lake Fish-a-Plenty. But first, he must get through his last day with Death Corporation, collecting the souls of twelve people who are not expecting him.
As his final day on the job begins, The Reaper wonders if he will ever have the guts to ask out Debbie, from accounting. He is first presented with a golden scythe and then surprisingly given an interesting final assignment-a hostage crisis. By one o'clock in the afternoon, The Reaper already knows a big event is going to impact many in the city. As events begin to go down at a local bank, he keeps himself busy by testing the waters with Debbie and collecting Daniel, a Yale recruit who suffers sunstroke, and Emmie, a circus performer who loses her life to a tiger attack. By the time the clock strikes midnight, an intense hostage situation has played out, The Reaper's love life has been decided, and twelve souls have changed forever.
In this tongue-in-cheek tale, a grim reaper embarks on a wild ride through twelve final hours as a soul deliveryman.