After learning his wife was killed in a car-crash, ex-convict Shadow Moon finds himself under the employ of the elusive man known as 'Mr. Wednesday'. Unknown to Shadow, a war is brewing in America, between the Old Gods and the New Gods, and he's about to end up right in the middle of that chaos. 'Wednesday' is holding many secrets from Shadow even as the world around the ex-convict starts making less and less sense. The battle for the Gods of tomorrow has just begun.