Ren Gerdvilis is a young physics professor whose family immigrated to the South Pacific nation of Aotearoa after World War II. He has long had a sense that there is more to life than meets the eye, and yet he proceeds with his life normally, spending time with friends and colleagues and falling in love.
After a horrible accident that leaves Ren clinically dead for some time, he returns from heaven with a profound sense of the immense disparities occurring on the planet. He sees what his own family has endured, and he also observes how the present time has deteriorated to the point of imminent apocalypse. But while the forces of good have supernatural agents in the form of emissaries from heaven, the forces of evil have the Beasts, beings who have Ren in their sights and intend to eliminate him. Can he and his newfound love, Monia, survive to rid the world of torment, apathy, and greed, or will the Beasts prevail and bring about a world of darkness?
In this novel, after a terrible accident, a young professor experiences a profound change in the way he sees the world and pits himself against the supernatural agents of evil.