The story takes place in the 1920's on a lush island in the caribbean sea. A hunter named rainsford goes to an island and ends up being part of a hunt but the hunt isn't what most would expect it to be.
Zaroff thinks it's okay to kill people while Rainsford doesn't think it is okay.
Rainsford falls off a yacht and swims to a nearby island and meets zaroff. Zaroff lets him stay in his chateau with him gives him new clothes and invites him to eat dinner with him.
While having dinner with Zaroff, Rainsford finds out that that Zaroff hunts humans after having a conversation about everything he has hunted over the years. Rainsford thinks Zaroff has somethings wrong with him and wants to leave the island immediately but in order for that to happen he has to beat zaroff in his game .
After learning that Zaroff hunts humans Rainsford finds it hard to sleep. In the morning the hunt starts and Rainsford starts to get frightened by being hunted. For the next few days Rainsford plays the game and ends up having pretty good luck with the game. Rainsford eventually makes it to a cove and swims across it to get away From Zaroff.
Rainsford ends up winning the "game" which no one has done before.