The biggest chariot race of the year. A wealthy patrician favoured to win.
Not if Belbus has anything to do about it...
This scrappy bookmaker has made his living taking bets on everything from chariot racing to gladiatorial fights to drunken tavern brawls. No more.
He wants out. He wants a quiet life in the countryside, and finally, he sees a way to get it.
Together with his partner-in-training, Belbus hatches a plot to rig the upcoming race and fund his early retirement.
The only problem is, it'll put him in the path of ruthless mercenaries, corrupt politicians, hulking gladiators and wily brothel-keepers. Not to mention the sadistic charioteer at the center of it all; the man Belbus is trying to blackmail.
It's all or nothing for Belbus. He's put everything on the line for this one last chance at freedom. His reputation. His safety. His life. If his plan works, it'll be worth it. If it doesn't, the consequences are too terrible to imagine...