by Nathaniel Sewell
From her childhood, redheaded Artemis Lamb has clairvoyant gifts to communicate with the souls lost in limbo. Tasked with a new medical malpractice file for a secretive hospital in Selene, Kentucky, a hospital where the plaintiff lawyer, Jerome Jenkins, swears opioid addict bodies are being artificially kept alive. Caduceus Re sends Artemis out to manage these high volume death cases; she’s their best investigator. But a clandestine organization, The Company, empowers her to seek the correct societal problem to sanction. Artemis Lamb is an assassin.
After Artemis arrives in Selene, she investigates Most High Cemetery. The cemetery swept of any roaming spirits. She’s lost, blind, and uncertain how to seek the truth. Her vision clears at the cemeteries’ tallest center monument at the intersection for the circular nine family plots guarded by seven iron gates as awaiting her is Satan. And Satan is not pleased Artemis has barged into its mass killing project spreading synthetic fentanyl and death cap mushrooms.
Satan baits Artemis with her dead lover Benjamin’s spirit. But Artemis realizes Satan wants something from her; otherwise she’d be dead. She discovers her dead lover has a child whose addict mother lay dying hooked to life support by Dr. Demetrius’ staff. He is the hospital’s medical director and obsessed with genetically experimenting with mycelia and mushrooms. Now her mission has gotten complicated, she has to figure out how to protect a little girl’s life, clean up the Demetrius brothers opioid mess, and satisfy Satan’s terms and conditions to free Benjamin’s spirit.