A voice slid like a knife into his ear. "You vermin," it said. "In a moment you'll be nothing, no more than a lump of dead meat. That will silence our little secret, won t it?" Friendship vs. Treachery in Ancient Greece, a decade before the Trojan War. Menelaos, teenage son of the assassinated High King of Greece, is skidding ever deeper into danger. Odysseus, his best friend, tries to help - but Odysseus's great ideas have a tendency to backfire.