The Scholars of Night Author:John M. Ford For Nicholas Hansard, an historical analyst and professor at a small college, his work with the shadowy white Group has always been important. National security matters. — Then Hansard's work reveals that one of his closest friends may be a Soviet agent. That news is hard enough to take, but when Berenson dies under mysterious circumstances, Hans... more »ard's guilt forces him away from everyone and everything. In an attempt to "escape" from his guilt, Hansard devotes himself to the study of what may be a lost Christopher Marlowe manuscript. That should be far enough away from events.