Bobby Cassel is a man between two islands - Rikers Island, where he has been held for nearly 10 years without being officially charged, and Hart Island, New York City's mass grave. When he is selected for the 'Ghoul Squad', Bobby and a handful of well-behaved inmates, take the foggy morning ferry through the mist to Hart Island, where they dig the mass graves of the nearly one million of New York City's unclaimed dead.
The job is grim, but he finds hope in this small freedom a few times a week. His haunting routine is shaken up one morning when he sees a beautiful woman has joined the prisoners on their ferry to the island of the dead. When Bobby overhears why she's visiting an unmarked grave, his whole world is changed.
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