"Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at ''Caerphilly Days,'' a festival inspired by her town's sudden notoriety. The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly's public buildings, and evicted all employees - except one. Town clerk Phineas Throckmorton has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. The fesitval's real purpose is to conceal the existence of the Pre-Civil War tunnel used to bring him supplies. But the lender may succeed after one of it's executives is found shot - apparently from inside the basement" -- Cover verso.