Charn Chiu never did think big. She was always a small-timer, with small ambitions, no connections worth speaking of and just enough skill to get by. So when the ark of the dead, the eons-old repository of every death on Earth since the beginning of humanity, passed into her hands by accident, all she did was use it to get a free lunch.
Unfortunately for her, other people had their own ideas about the ark. Before long, Charn Chiu was running for her life. And then she was dead. And then, as a parting gift from one of those other people, she was a zombie.
Now an archangel with a grudge against humanity is about to open the ark of the dead. And when that happens, zombies will be the least of everyone's problems.