The Coins control the world. Genetically engineered to be perfect, holding all the cash and all the cards, they are as untouchable as the gods on Mount Olympus. A common way to get ahead is to become a Coin's human "pet" — sexual playthings that are used whenever and wherever the Owner pleases. Autolycus, a thief, catches the eye of Rhys, a Coin. After getting caught, he becomes Rhys's pet.