When Pete Talbott found himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary, it was a mystery he couldn’t leave well enough alone. Someone with a penchant for sharp scalpels and embalming tables is planting bodies under other people’s names. From the cornfields of Ohio to the slums of Chicago, a bloody kitchen in a Back Bay townhouse, New York’s Washington Square, and the nation’s Capitol itself, the hunt is on. Talbott is a lowly computer wonk who spends his days solving software glitches, not running from County sheriffs, mafia hit men, the FBI, and an army of Chicago cops. But if he doesn’t stop them, he and his quirky new girlfriend, Sandy Kasmarek, will be next on the Undertaker’s list.