In all his 23-years, Tomas never imagined he’d be stripped naked and whipped, treated like some sadist’s torture toy. He sees cameras pointed at him, so he imagines he is being tortured for an audience – people who, for some reason, want to see him suffer. “Why?” he mutters to the muscular young man with the whip. His torturer ignores him. Instead he produces a new device – an electric wand with a glass bulb on top that sputters and sparks. When it touches Tomas’ body, it feels like fire, sending jolts of electricity through his body into the ladder. “Goddam it, Jared!” the man in charge suddenly bellows. “Get those underwear off!” Tomas groans, knowing this man doesn’t just want to see his cock; he wants this Jared guy to shock it! Oh God, that is going to hurt.