English professor and amateur sleuth Loretta Lawson has been working too hard, so her doctor prescribes a stay in the country. But rest is the last thing Loretta finds when she rents a small cottage from Clara Wolstonecroft, a children's book author and passionate peace activist.
At Clara's home, Loretta meets an odd assortment of country residents. And she soon discovers that Clara is being plagued by anonymous letters, mysterious phone calls, and strange voices in the night that she has told no one else about. Loretta is certain there is a logical explanation -- until one otherwise lovely summer evening, her country quiet is shattered by two gunshots.
Set in Oxfordshire in April 1986, at the time of the attack on Libya by American planes stationed in Britain, this novel features university lecturer Loretta Lawson who, pitched into an alarming world of vigilante attacks on the peace camp outside the USAF base, ultimately must investigate murder.