A passenger jet en route from Hawaii.
Aboard, a dozen first class travelers.
The crass, the haunted, the arrogant,
and the lost.
The passengers in coach are missing.
The air crew, too.
Flying on autopilot.
The Devil Takes the Bodies of dead women and girls just before they are buried.
Two young boys were among the first witnesses. Their curiosity and "running wild freedom" resulted in them seeing the Devil several times. Eventually he takes them too.
The Devil continues his quests and eventually takes 11 dead women and girls. He winds up with the 11 plus 3 live children.
Karen Bowers has always dreamed of dead people. They begged for her help and at the tender age of twelve, her parents had her institutionalized. Now, a semi-successful artist, she has embraced what doctors could not stamp out, quietly helping spirits move on to the afterlife.
We crave the immortality promised us but one African-American schoolgirl in the New World, invited to receive it, is afraid to die before getting it. Only because this Black girl is in love with a White boy ...