On a future world where corporations have all but taken over the rule of law, Sabra makes her living as a star of arena combat. A "gladiator" in a sport that has roots in blood sports from knife fighting to wrestling, Sabra wins her battles, even when her opponents fight dirty, and then her arena manager manipulates her into taking a lucrative bodyguard contract for a corporate head.
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The war between the rival corps heats up, and one of Sabra’s fellow gladiators is murdered. Chaos erupts on the streets. Tensions escalate, and Sabra finds herself targeted – her apartment is burned down, she’s attacked on the street, and she winds up under arrest. She needs every ally she’s got to make it out alive, preferably with her reputation still intact. Even the unexpected allies.
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A science fiction adventure tale of power, justice, and redemption, Bodyguard of Lies speaks to a hope for change that lies in each of us.