Willa Jansson becomes a fugitive, along with an old family friend, mythology scholar Arthur Kenna, the prime suspect in a murder, and finds herself caught up in a bizarre world of eccentric high-tech software designers as she investigates the crime to clear her and Arthur's names. Reprint. AB. NYT. "
In Last Chants, Willa Jansson jumps to the defense of Arthur Kenna, an eccentric mythologist. Suspected of having done away with his assistant, an Indian shaman who was helping him program a computer in the mystic arts, Arthur flees to a cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains with Willa in tow. As she searches for clues at the scene of the crime, a magnetic power spot in the wilderness that attracts New Agers and computer junkies, she flushes out more than she bargained for, including two industrial spies, a family of mushroom hunters and a hairy, naked man who claims to be the demigod Pan.