Author: Sax Rohmer
Original language: English
This book, #5 of 14 in the Fu Manchu series, is a direct continuation of the previous entry, “The Daughter of Fu Manchu”. Thus, a reading of that earlier story is fairly essential when going into this one.
The story this time concerns Fu’s attempts to steal the so-called relics of El Mokanna from Sir Lionel. These relics will enable him to foster an Islamic uprising that will sweep the world. The action jumps from Persia to Cairo, to adventure on the high seas and then back to jolly old London. We are treated to Ogboni killers, mind-control drugs, dervishes, metal dissolvers, a “ghost mosque,” and amnesia.