Publisher's Summary

When everyone in the world stops dying, the CIA is alerted by a single word: Torchwood. Agent Rex Matheson is impaled in a car crash and miraculously survives, while his Analyst, Esther Drummond, sets out to discover what Torchwood is. In Kentucky, convicted murderer Oswald Danes survives his own execution. And when Esther meets Captain Jack Harkness, assassins are activated to kill them all.