It's election season in corrupt Cook County, Illinois - where the dead vote on who lives and who dies...A skeleton's hand spills out of an abandoned grain silo, aiming an axe at the candidate fro US senate. A Heavily-disguised woman hires Chicago private investigator Dek Elstrom to head west to find men with no pasts - and one with no present. While he's away, someone dead comes calling to fraom him for murder. A sheriff's deputy wants Dek arrested. Someone else wants him dead. No one knows what the woman who hasn't spoken in decades wants. And Dek Elstron? He wants to stay alive.