Janet Crompton, a young and beautiful research student, goes from
Melbourne to Brittany to find out the facts behind a local legend, she
unearths some very unexpected truths about herself and her
relationship with her mysterious parents as much as about several
strange, sinister, colourful, courageous and eccentric people.
She begins by researching a little local historical affair involving a
priest and an infatuated girl during the French Revolution. In the
Celtic world, she finds the past can inflame as much passion as the
present. By the end, her investigation has brought her face to face
with murder, incest, neo-Fascist terrorism, drug-trafficking,
blackmail, character-assassination, suicide, slander and art forgery.
For good measure, she is threatened, abducted and shot at - not quite
what she had thought a literary-historian did for a living.