Stuart Lancaster is 21 years old and a brilliant young batting prospect on the verge of a call up to the full England side. The Australians are touring at the start of another Ashes summer and by playing in the early season county game for Sussex, Stuart knows that this could be his best opportunity to make a real impression. But life's not so straight forward and the personal tragedy he's experienced in the last six months returns to haunt him and he's forced to address some uncomfortable family truths from the past. From the comparative calm of the County Ground in Hove to the frenetic majesty of Lords, Stuart endures a desperate ten days as he tries to balance the excitement of a potential England debut with the vicious threats of a mad man demanding retribution. And finally he has to decide whether he's prepared to commit cricket's ultimate crime.