An ancient Egyptian evil known as ‘The Beetle’ has arrived in London to wreak a mysterious vengeance on politician Paul Lessingham. When this strange creature, ‘born neither of God nor man’, orchestrates the disappearance of Lessingham’s fiancÃ©e Marjorie, it becomes a race against time to solve the mystery of the Beetle and save Marjorie from an unthinkable fate!
‘I saw him taking a different shape before my eyes. His loose draperies all fell off him, and, as they were in the very act of falling, there issued … a monstrous creature of the beetle type’
Eminent politician Paul Lessingham is the toast of Westminster, but when ‘the Beetle’ arrives from Egypt to hunt him down, the dark and gruesome secret that haunts him is dragged into the light. Bent on revenge for a crime committed against the disciples of an Egyptian goddess, the Beetle terrorizes its victims and will stop at nothing until it has satisfaction.
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