Banger, who prides himself on running a traditional shoot, dies when his shotgun explodes in his face. A shooting accident thinks the local constable, but Banger’s gundogs and Buck, the police dog, suspect murder. To Banger’s astonishment he finds himself reincarnated as a pheasant and makes an epic journey to confront his murderer.
It begins for Basil ‘Banger’ Peyton-Crumbe the day he dies in a pheasant-shooting incident.
A tragic accident, thinks the local constable, but Banger’s gundogs and Buck, the police dog, exhibiting a level of intelligence vastly superior to that of their owners, suspect murder. And for Basil, proud slayer of over 41,000 birds with the cheap old 12-bore he’s had since childhood, things go from bad to very bad.