Venice, Italy. Cesare has quit his job as head of the special department in charge of integrating the Returnees into society. He doesn't agree with their policy of treating the undead like- Returnee's like slaves, instead of humans they were.
The motivation behind Cesare's determination doesn't only lay in concern of human rights. Cesare believes they can still feel and, possibly, talk. His wife, transformed into a Returnee few years ago, is locked in his house. When the Doge is about to press the button that will annihilate every Returnee in Venice, Cesare will act and try to stop him.