"'You see, out here in the country,' Bernie Tolliver tells Aaron Knott, 'things are complicated.'"
Dangerously complicated, Aaron discovers - and that's before he's met Rose, the haunted young woman wandering the wild paddocks. Aaron's father is a city consultant brought in to sack country workers. Aaron Knott is the city kid taken along for the ride. And the ride in the Rocky Rises is always rough.