Welcome to the Rest In Peace Departmentthe devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement "patrolling the deadbeat reporting to one boss." YepTHAT boss. Nick Cruz died an untimely death, at the height of his personal and professional life. Why did he join the R.I.P.D.? Well, not knowing the identity of his killer has left his soul a bit restless. Now he hunts some of the most fiendish creatures, hoping for the chance to find out who set him up so he can get into heaven.