In this contemporary romance and suspense novel, Englands Ely Cathedral comes into bold relief, affecting the lives of a host of characters as if the Cathedral were a character itself. It has been said that the Octagon has the power to move all sorts and conditions of men. For many of the characters in this novel, this becomes a powerful and all-encompassing reality. In The Top of the Octagon, Fran is a beautiful young singer from the United States who is crushed in spirit and sick with guilt. She is released from her feelings of devastation by a most extraordinary woman whom she encounters in Ely Cathedral. Just when she seems to have a chance for genuine happiness with her new love Tom, Frans joy is suddenly put on hold. With his half-brother Brendans future in the balance, Tom finds himself thrust into the center of a conspiracy by Irish terrorists against the Cathedral. As he attempts to foil the plot, Tom teeters between life and death. On a dark and foggy night on the grounds of Ely, the most extraordinary woman returns. Toms life and the course of Frans future rest in her hands.