The first book in a darkly comic new series, where the living meets the dead and survival is a race against time. Perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant, Darkmouth and Who Let the Gods Out.Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.)Jake likes to stay out of trouble, usually. But when he opens a strange box containing a severed finger, trouble comes knocking at his door. Literally. Jake has summoned a reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it's as dull and deadly as it sounds) and his only option is to RUN FOR HIS LIFE! Alone (and a tiny bit scared, to be honest), Jake makes another spooky discovery . . . he can see and speak to ghosts and, with the help of his deadly gang (well dead, at least) - ancient butler Stiffkey, hockey stick-wielding Cora, and Zorro the ghost fox - Jake has one mission: find the Embassy of the Dead and seek refuge. But the Embassy has troubles of its own and may not be the safe haven Jake is hoping for . . .