AUGUST Quinns is the pen-name for Windermere writer Bert Hatley, whose intriguing spy novel is set 150 miles away in the cathedral city of Litchfield.
The plot involves the owner of a clandestine manufacturer of eavesdropping devices and enigmatic character Liza Vancyk.
Together, they become caught up in the mysterious DEMOLISH project, involving a little-understood natural force.
This ultimately creates a devastating accident that almost destroys historic Litchfield Cathedral - and leads to the disappearance of Liza.
Pleasantly readable, but some readers might find it undemanding in spy thriller terms.