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Glastonbury - Mystery and Misdirection

Hired by millionaire businessman Malcolm Capshaw to search for a fabled historical artifact in the shadows of Glastonbury Tor, Joe Cutler and his team from Strata Survey Systems are drawn into a web of sex, lies, deceit, murder,
and betrayal. The artifact is revealed to be bogus, and the real purpose of their search is slowly exposed.

A menacing background presence, in ...

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Glastonbury - Mystery and Misdirection

Hired by millionaire businessman Malcolm Capshaw to search for a fabled historical artifact in the shadows of Glastonbury Tor, Joe Cutler and his team from Strata Survey Systems are drawn into a web of sex, lies, deceit, murder,
and betrayal. The artifact is revealed to be bogus, and the real purpose of their search is slowly exposed.

A menacing background presence, in the form of an old-established London crime family appears, to display an abnormal interest in the goings-on in the ancient town where Christianity laid its roots in England. There, aided by the enigmatic and flamboyant university professor Lucius Doberman, Joe and his team must solve the mystery of Glastonbury before the sinister historian Walter Graves makes the discovery that could cost him and the whole team their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982588635
  • Publisher: 4RV Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Winner, Best Author, The Preditors & Editors Readers Awards 2009, and also Winner of Best Children's Book, and Best Artwork for 'Tilly's Tale' (under his Harry Porter pseudonym), and with a Top Ten Finisher Award for his thriller 'Legacy of the Ripper', Brian L Porter is the author of a number of successful novels. His works include the winner of The Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel 2008 Award, A Study in Red -- The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper and its sequels, Legacy of the Ripper and the final part of his Ripper trilogy, Requiem for the Ripper, all signed for movie adaptation by Thunderball Films (L.A.), with A Study in Red already in the development stages of production. Both A Study in Red and Legacy of the Ripper were awarded 'Recommended Read' status by the reviewers at CK2S Kwips & Kritiques.

Aside from his works on Jack the Ripper his other works include Pestilence, Purple Death, Glastonbury, Kiss of Life and The Nemesis Cell, and the short story collection, The Voice of Anton Bouchard and Other Stories.

Brian has also become thoroughly integrated into the movie business since his first involvement with Thunderball Films LLC and is now also an Associate Producer and Co-Producer on a number of developing movies, as well as being a screenwriter for many of the movies soon to be released by Thunderball.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    A surprising end.

    Glastonbury - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

    "King Arthur did exist, Mr. Cutler. I'm convinced of it, and this document will help to prove it to you. I can't reveal to you where it came from or how it came into my possession, but a lot of people have died over the years to protect it and the information it holds. I'm a wealthy man as you already know, and the money itself is not of great importance to me. I thought that you would appreciate a large cash injection into your business. You are building a very good reputation in your field, Mr. Cutler. Imagine how high your stock would rise among your potential clients if you could put on your company brochure that you were instrumental in leading the team that finally revealed the burial place not of King Author himself, but of his great sword, Excalibur!"

    Joe Cutler, owner of Strata Surveys, has just been propositioned by millionaire Malcolm Capshaw to search the land near Glastonbury in search of the burial place of the famous sword Excalibur. Everyone who has ever heard of or read about King Arthur knows he as well as his sword are a figment of his creator's imagination. But.the document shown to Joe by Capshaw is not only convincing but the fact that someone like Capshaw would believe in the fable makes it an offer he can't turn down. Now he has to convince his team, Sally and Winston that not only is the money good but they really have nothing to lose.

    So, the team sets up camp at a quaint little guest house called the Rowan Tree located just outside of Glastonbury. Capshaw has alerted Joe that he will be sending Walter Graves, a known historian to meet and work with them in their recovery. But is Graves exactly who he is supposed to be? When Joe gets a quick glimpse of a pistol under Graves' jacket, he's no longer sure who he is dealing with. And more confusion comes when their Ground Penetrating Radar picks up something the size of a casket buried beneath the ground's surface. As the discovery is uncovered and the lid opened to expose the body of a man, Graves' explanation of it being a body buried hundreds of years before is discredited by Winston noticing that the body was wearing a Timex watch.

    So, who is Graves? Who is Malcolm Capshaw? And what do the notorious Maitland brothers have to do with the search? They are noted for their dealings with organized crime but how do they fit into play? These and many other questions combine to make a really twisted tail of mystery, history, murder and suspense.

    As usual, Author Brian L. Porter has kept me in the dark until the very last 10 pages of his book Glastonbury. And as usual, I was totally surprised with his ending. My words to you Mr. Porter are have created a great new character, actually several, so please keep their stories coming!

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