THEY STRIPPED RIZZO OF EVERYTHING. NOW HE’S VOWED TO TAKE IT BACK.
Once Rizzo was a legend in the making, a kid from the flats on the way to achieving the dream of becoming a pro basketball player. Until he crossed the Martin family, regional directors of the Merit Party, and wound up on the Chain Gang, facing a slow, cruel death sentence of years of hard labor in service to the very people who stole his life. You worked till you dropped, and when you couldn’t work anymore, you died.
And some died before their time.
But in a world where US elections have been suspended, and the poor are taxed at a rate far, far greater than the rich, Rizzo watches the guards drag two men to their execution for a trivial offence and decides now is finally the time to embrace his plan. He’s going to return to his home town, form a crew of the best people he knows (Dennis, the smartest person ever to attend the flats high school and an expert on electronics, security systems, locks, and surveillance equipment; Mo, the sneakiest person alive and a self-appointed spy, always one jump ahead of the authorities; and Rhino, whose impulsive explosiveness with his unparallelled fists is both his weakness and his strength), and lead a revolution to overthrow the Merit Party. He’s already worked out where to start—by hitting them at their most sensitive point, their money, in an outrageous heist that shouldn’t be possible.
But first, there’s the matter of escaping the confines of his prison. And Rizzo has a plan for that too…