The Fitzgalen Family continues to grow. With evolving and growing resources both in finances and the Family membership roster, spirit rescue teams are sent around the globe to seek out and assist lost souls. In the process, the Family starts to make contact with other groups with similar goals, teaming up with them to tackle those cases that had stumped the other groups. Threatening to hamstring this process, the biological mother to the two Gladstone teenagers is suing for custody, fearing the dangers of Family membership and participation poses a very real danger to the children. Gustav, lawyer in his living days, must come out of 'RIP' status to defend the Gladstones in court. The Lincoln Marfan/oak tree merged entity poses a potential spiritual-flu problem to both teenagers, but on a larger scale, may represent a new competitive species.