Accused of a crime he didn't really commit, Lenius has to flee before he's wrongfully imprisoned. With the help of his father's acquaintance, Lenius is on his way out of the country and out of reach from the lies that have tarnished his name. He doesn't know that he escaped one problem but ran right into another. The man that helped him doesn't want money in return for his troubles. He wants Lenius, on his knees with his hands bound behind him. As Lenius finds his safety in slavery, he comes to the realization that he might have been better off in prison.