In a world where crime is rampant, business has corrupted the intent of democracy, and humanity spirals ever downward into chaos, Blake is tired of the grind. Mired in mediocrity, he decides to turn his back on the world and end it all, only to find that he cannot die.
Ironic amusement gives way to desperation when repeated suicide attempts reveal that not only is death denied him, but he is slowly becoming harder to kill. Blake has been shot, stabbed, blown up, and electrocuted, and though each brief foray into death ends in failure, it still hurts every time.
His doctor is baffled, the government can't stop him, and his ex-girlfriend can't decide whether or not to return his calls. His last hope is to use his abilities to become a superhero, gambling that he can attract a nemesis as evil and ingenious as Blake is indestructible, who will discover his weakness and finally find a way to put him out of his misery once and for all.