Seven aquaintences, with three things in common:
- The were all born on January 1, 1900.
- They have all been recently inducted in to the selective and eccentric social circle known as the Century Club.
- And each received an unexpected invitation to a society ball.
On the back of the invitations was a list of names: Our heroes, plus one Derek Fiero, a fellow inductee to the Century Club. At the bottom of the list was written "Wheel and Keg – 2000". Enclosed with the invite was a gold-embossed playing card, the trademark of the vigilante known as the Ace of Spades.