The dreaming spires of Oxford University, where Bentleys are driven into rivers and champagne is guzzled like water. The hottest invitation is to the Riot Club; a world where the bright, privileged and wealthy take their first steps in becoming the future masters of the universe. Miles and Alistair are in their first year: both dazzlingly clever and offspring of pillars of the Establishment. Alistair, pressured by a family legacy of social success, is ruthlessly determined to become a member of this exclusive club. Miles has been seduced by the social kudos of the invitation, but his heart isn't in it. On a debauched and decadent night out, the club's leaders invite them both to see if they've got what it takes to belong. Their personal rivalry and jealousy ignite an evening where verbal pyrotechnics and vaulting ambition reign and eventually the wolf pack turn on one of their own. In the same vein as The Social Network, The Riot Club exposes the insecurities and viciousness of the young elite.