Hunting is a religion to the inhabitants of the Rush valley, the fox their god. Everything revolves around the sacred, timeless calendar of the hunt season, the outside world rarely intruding. Now all this is about to change.Sonia, beautiful and lonely wife of wealthy landowner Tony Griffiths, chooses this summer to take control of her life and stand up to her bullying husband, embracing all that the countryside has to offer, including Tom Latchford, huntsman of the local pack.Tony Griffiths, meanwhile, has his own, equally pressing, agenda. Total domination of the hunt is his target, and he has no intention of letting anything - or anyone - stand in his way. But, as he is about to find out, hunting is fraught with dangers as well as excitement, and is never predictable. It looks as if life in the valley will never be the same again.