A novelette of swindlers, dames, and a millionaire with a pig.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1925. Right before New Year's Day.
Genevra Valentine is a roper, someone who brings in marks for a team of con artists working in the basement of a soda fountain-come-speakeasy. The mark she just brought in has a story she can't believe: he's a millionaire cattleman from Chicago who wants to race his famous racing pig, Zeus, against the fastest runner anyone can produce.
It sounds like a con. And she should know.
But the chance to fleece a millionaire isn't something that Genevra or her boss can pass up.