16-year-old Henrietta Goodness - Hank to all that know her - has heard all the stories about how the Dust made the dead rise. She's heard about how life changed.
But that was a long time ago, and Hank is ready for another normal dry and dusty Florida summer. She knows the thunder doesn't really promise rain. Instead, Hank and her brother will do their chores, run into town as much as they can get away with, and lock up tight and safe in their Aunt Marty's house once the sun goes down.
That's the plan, at least, until an itinerant tent revival rolls onto their land, with a Reborn - one of the risen dead - traveling caged with them.
The arrival of an unknown cousin connected to the revival starts Hank on the road to solving a mystery that even the government might not want unraveled. There's nowhere to go when the night isn't safe and there's no one to trust when everyone might be part of a conspiracy to keep the Reborn walking.