Formerly a mediocre telephone psychic placating callers with fortune cookie platitudes, Alice Murphy is a Sensitive at Odyssey International—an organization dedicated to stomping out the supernatural wherever it rears its sparkly head. When rumours of zombies at the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in the small Welsh town, Alice heads off to save the townsfolk and the zombies.
Pitouie is a fleck of rock in the South Pacific. It has no industry and no natural resources. Otis Wilson of Waste Insight magazine is enroute to the island. He thinks he's going to watch an innocent nation reach for the soap in the prison shower of international commerce. What he's going to find is much stranger and has something to do with an Inuit village in the Arctic thirty-five years ago.
An army of cats joins a crew of marooned pirates to save you from explosions and stop Up from becoming Down. But before the cats, before the pirates, you are standing outside the metro in rush-hour Tokyo when the building across the street from you explodes. Seconds later, you're yanked off your feet by a salaryman who plans to use you to change the directions themselves.