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Lucilla Crespin has married badly; her husband Antony is a drunkard and a womanizer who only retains his military post in India through the ministrations of Dr. Basil Traherne, who acts mainly out of love for Lucilla. A plane crash in the Himalayas pits the three of them against the Western-educated god-king of the lost kingdom of Rukh, who intends to sacrifice them to the many-armed green goddess of his people. This book is a novelization of the movie version of a successful play by William Archer, so it veers violently between long introspective passages (from the novel), rapid-fire dialogue (from the play) and huge gaudy set pieces of primitive heathen rituals (from the movie). It's pretty disastrous.