Remi Austin is a fundraiser for the African Peace Collaborative (APC), a conflict resolution nonprofit founded by her late mother. Frustrated by her inability to raise funds and faced with the imminent closure of the APC, Remi turns to a life of crime to keep her nonprofit afloat.
Marco Conti and his three brothers, the children of Chicago-area crime boss Adolpho Conti, have been abducted from their homes in the dead of the night. Their destination is The Tavern at the Edge of Forever, an almost-mythical place where the most powerful criminal masterminds in the world gather to work out business deals and to work out their differences. A place where games are played, and where the losers usually end up dead.