A rather strange book this that delves into the realm of UFOs.
I have not read any other books by this author so I do not know if this is the subject that he specialises in.
Richard is a photographer for the local paper and he goes with his reporter colleague, Simon to visit a group of young people lying on a hillside, in the dark, waiting to see an Unidentified Flying Object. Mysterious lights had been seen in this area a few days previously.
Richard stays there all night as he is attracted to a young girl named Maria who is there. He gets chatting to her and asks to see her again when dawn breaks and they leave the hill, not having seen any UFOs.
The friendship blossoms and Maria moves in to Richards flat. He is in seventh heaven, living with this beautiful girl and falls madly in love with her.
Then suddenly, after three months of bliss, Maria disappears and Richard is distraught. He goes looking for her, helped, rather half=heartedly, by his friend Simon, who is having girl troubles of his own.
The rest of the book is Richard searching for Maria. He visits a convention on UFOs that he thought she was going to but has no luck in finding her. He eventually goes to Oregon, USA, where he hears of a group of people expecting a visit from aliens from another world, but all to no avail, nearly getting himself killed when he gets involved with these strange people, when they find out that he is not a believer.
You will have to read the book to find out if he does find her. A good read for people interested in this sort of thing, I quite enjoyed the story, but would not want to read any more by this author on a similar subject.