At the beginning of the 21st century, only one institution stands above the sea of corruption. The College, established on a Scottish island in the Middle Ages, is the most powerful and secretive organisation in the world. It is subject to the control only of its Master. So who will be the next Master? The one who wins the Mastership Game. Five Fellows are selected. Each must fulfil certain tasks to be accepted as the candidate. And they must understand the moral and philosophical nature of the Game.
The Game is played all over the world. The players require all their skills to survive, let alone solve the clues, and the winner is uncertain until the surprise ending.