(From the publisher):
Drums were throbbing and psychedelic lights excited the youthful audience at the Happening of the year. The artist't model, Linda, hired for the occasion, had just been sloshed with scarlet, green, and purple paint - the audience was roaring its approval.
Then the screams of pleasure turned to cries of hysteria, as over fifty raiders, armed with clubs, broke into the building and dragged the screaming Linda into the woods. It was the last time anyone there would see her alive.
When the crowd dispersed, Mike, her friend, searched vainly for her, then went to John Jericho for help. Jericho knew Linda; he'd used as a model himself. For a different sort of painting.
But when he arrived in the staid New England town, an unusual site for a Happening, his questions were met with hostility. How could a flamboyantly painted naked girl vanish? Why was the owner of the estate concerned that she had six fingers on one hand? What right did the mob have to attack a gathering on private property, and for what reason?
The answers were to lead Jericho into a frightening morass of evil.
Original title: The Girl with Six Fingers
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur