Author: Dennis Wheatley
Original language: English
This novel is set in Mexico and recounts the adventures of ‘Lucky’ Adam Gordon, a young best-selling novelist who has gone to that country in search of background material for a new book, and who soon finds himself in love with the exquisitely beautiful but deeply religious Chela.
Adam’s ability to go back in time enables the reader to glimpse the magnificent but barbaric civilisation of ancient Mexico, but this is only part of the story. How Adam becomes entangled with some sinister individuals who are prepared to go to almost any lengths to achieve their evil ambition, how he finds himself continually fraught with danger, caught between two powerful rival factions, and having to participate in revolting pagan rites, is described in this thrilling story by ‘The Prince of Thriller-Writers’.