Nicholas Van Orton is an alienated millionaire businessman whose ne'er-do-well brother buys him a strange birthday gift: an invitation to play "The Game." Suspicious but curious and desperate to change the monotony of his life, he accepts the invitation and finds himself drawn into a labrynth of deception and intrigue. He must discover the objective of the game, to solve the puzzle and save his life. But where does the game begin and reality end? Who are the mysterious people behind the game, and how far does their reach extend?