The story takes play in the Caribbean and a creepy island . Rainsford the main character and his buddy Whitney is on a hunting trip to Rio when all of a sudden he hears a scream from the island . He leans over and knocks his pipe on a rope and falls over board, he then swims over to the chilly island to save himself.
Rainsford finds a big Gothic castle with a big cut man called the general and his body guard Ivan witch is deaf and mute . They talk about hunting and Rainsford realizes he hunts humans and starts to be scared a little bit and asks to leave .
The general gave Rainsford 3 days to survive and if he lived he would live he would get a boat to leave the island but it wouldnt be that easy he would have to hide and try to outplay the general.
Rainsford survives the three days and comes back to the castle. He tells the General that it is not over and that he is going to kill him. Then he proceeds to sleep in the generals bed and has the best night sleep he had ever had.
In the story there is a lot of suspence and darkness because of how the General hunts down Rainsford and sneaks up on him in the woods