The Shades are the people who are lucky (or unlucky) enough to see the residue of the living dead. Stephen Dene is the leader of the official Shades police sector, commandeered by Mr. Thorpe. See the Shades article page.
“A terminus is an object used by a Shade to eliminate ghosts on contact. Ghosts that touch an...Terminus
“Freddie Sellars is a girl with the Sight. She met and befriended Jerome on an internet message...Freddie Sellars