In an isolated village, a series of odd events grabs the attention of the British Government; lights in the sky, a wrecked police car, strange smells and localised intense cold. The Home Office sends in its scientific advisor, Professor Oakwood Ash and his team to investigate. On their arrival there is no warm welcome from the villagers who have a secret that they intend to hold on to. Dominating the village is the ancient and mysterious Priory. Plundered by Henry VIII, it lies in ruins. Yet how can it be that, on occasions, some have seen it just as it was before the Reformation? And rumours of buried treasure? With peculiar happenings, eccentric characters and a thrilling investigation with twists at every turn, Peter Haines is at the peak of his powers in this first rate page-turner.