Glastonbury is rich in British history. Architect and Glastonbury resident Jack Montfort is enchanted by his surroundings. One night, while working in his office, he finds himself involuntarily writing in Latin. He realizes he is being used as a channeler, and he is writing things that change English history. Only a small circle of Jacks acquaintancesincluding a female Anglican minister, a pregnant teen, and a potterare aware of whats going on.

Jack also shares his finding with his cousin, Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid. Kincaid, fascinated, travels to Glastonbury with partner Gemma James, where they see evidence of Montforts channeling and are intrigued by it.

When accidents begin to happen to Montforts group and one member is murdered, Kincaid and James realize that there is a very modern evil at work in Glastonbury, one that has no connection to Britains ancient past.

Written in a style similar to P.D. James, A FINER END is an interesting combination of modern mystery with the paranormal. Fans of this series are going to be intrigued not merely by the mystery but by a new twist in the relationship between the protagonists. (May, 336 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg