Martin Lancer is now living with Anne and her two children in the High Meadow. Martin becomes involved with what is known locally as the Secret Bog and also with his friend, Father Ryan, in issues related to the possible closing of a near-by church. As always, the presence of Matt Henson is felt by Martin, Anne, and Father Ryan.
This is his sixth in a series of novels that began with the life of Matt Henson in the High Meadow, in the hills of contemporary New Hampshire.
The novels in the series include: A Quartet: Parts I and II, A Quartet: Parts III and IV, Matt's Son, Father Ryan and the Inquisition, Looking Forward, Looking Back, Obsessions, Open, Not Closed (forthcoming).