In the murky underground world of illegal blood sports, it soon becomes apparent that the badger diggers are not the only ones doing the digging. Lorraine Montgomery, a young girl from a wealthy family, digs to dish the dirt on a girl she instinctively dislikes, whilst Sandra Smith digs deep into her resolve to merely survive her horrendous start in life. Helen Styles, an ambitious lawyer, digs to come to terms with feelings she does not understand, and gamekeeper David Lawson digs into his mind when the woman he covets is found dead and his beloved badgers have their sett destroyed. The police would have to do a lot of digging of their own to unravel the mystery behind Deborah Anderson's death, if the murderer was not so readily apparent. Whether the digging is for profit or pleasure, there sure is a lot of it going on in this intriguing tale.