Mikhail and Claudia are part of the wealthy elite of Europe. They both have decadent and depraved tastes which they indulge at all opportunities! But into their orbit comes a young woman who has a claim on Mikhail's attention and trouble ensues - especially when a governess is appointed for her. Eventually the household takes off for a holiday at an exclusive SM club they belong to and once there, the sexual tensions that have been just beneath the surface of relationships burst forth with devastating consequences. Relentless and sensually written; this is a true classic of the genre.