Ivan Gilman is the penurious author of several obscure novels. When he rents a cheap flat overlooking Archway Road in north London, he is
determined to finish the new book that he believes will finally establish his literary reputation. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a bizarre conspiracy to replace the living with the cryptic dead.
Gradually, Gilman discovers evidence of this conspiracy operating at all levels of society and, by then, it appears much too late to escape the consequences of his prying …