THE MADNESS OF SUMMER
At the Buckmayne annual pageant, where he appears as the well-known and well-liked local archaeologist turned TV personality, Steven Whittaker stands on the brink of a brilliant career. True, there was his Jill, his ambitious wife, who is suing for divorce. And the Lawley sisters, the alluring Penny and bewitching Imogen, seem bent on casting spells over him and the ancient Dorset landscape as midsummer approaches, no doubt egged on by the Pagan Historical Centre, whose helpers are turning up ever more unlikely finds at the dig Whittaker supervises. Nothing he can't sort out, he assures his TV film director, his Head of Department, and even the surly Ned Barnes who plans a new age festival on the dig site.