Before a spirit is sent to Earth, it decides if after that life is done, it will help people who have reached their “Deadline” pass to the other side. They may bargain for extra time for those they wish to help, and for their loved ones. Anna has been keeping her mother alive by bargaining with another Deadliner to keep his wife alive. Another Deadliner bargains for a rich man to have more time so that he can give his money to a cause that will do some good. When the Deadliners start to go off-script and doing what their human emotions tell them they should instead of following their directive, things go wrong.
In A Door Unlocked by Calvin Dean, Bobby Ray, a brutal recently released ex-con in need of ready cash, thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds an unlocked door in the upscale Memphis suburb of Olive Branch, Mississippi. After killing her father and seriously injuring her mother, Bobby Ray takes 8-year-old Lydia Fitzgerald on the run. When Lydia’s mother comes out of her medically induced coma three days later, she has a tale to tell of help from her husband on the other side. Can a renowned doctor of parapsychology help Vanessa Fitzgerald save her daughter in time?