In the dead of night, Bertie walks the corridors of Macmillan’s Hope and Sanctuary Hospital, befriending the dying and letting them know they are not alone, that they have not been forgotten. Is he an angel, there to guide them on to their eternity, or is he just a kindly hospital porter giving those so close to the end a little hope? Bertie is both, and he is neither. He is the guardian of the afterlife, guiding those recently passed back to a time in their life where they were the happiest.
Bertie isn’t the only one with abilities he cannot explain, though, and he isn’t the only one for whom the sands of time do not flow. Who is the man who finds him in his dreams, and why does he reach out to him?