Growing increasingly frustrated by the limits of his own body, he finds himself willing to go to extremes in order to achieve his goal. When a stranger begins to send him medication to improve his physical strength and stamina, Stanley enters into a situation that will also test him mentally. He is put through a series of gruelling rituals, and made a witness to a level of violence, which he can scarcely understand. As he becomes a pawn in a world populated by wealthy and powerful criminals, he must learn to manoeuvre in order to survive and assert his own authority. The true identities of the people who entrap Stanley in a confusing maze of secrecy and violence, and the truth behind his ordeal, can only be unveiled once he has endured their game.