Beatrice Lockwood, one of the intrepid ladies of
Lantern Street, is in the middle of a case when her past comes back to haunt
her. Joshua North, a former spy for the Crown, has come out of a self-imposed
retirement after a disastrous case that left him scarred and forced to use a
cane. He is hunting the villain who is blackmailing his sister.
The trail leads him to Beatrice who is his chief
suspect. But when he realizes that she is not the blackmailer they set out to
find the real extortionist. Passion flares between them as they dodge a
professional assassin. Meanwhile a mysterious scientist intent on resurrecting
his dead lover using an ancient Egyptian formula for preserving the bodies of
the dead is also hunting Beatrice. He is keeping his dead love perfectly
preserved in a special, crystal-topped sarcophagus filled with the special
fluid. But he needs Beatrice’s paranormal talent to activate the reviving
properties of the preservative in the coffin. Time is running out for everyone
The two cases collide at a mysterious country-house
filled with artifacts from ancient Egyptian tombs. The drama concludes in the
mad scientist’s laboratory where Joshua discovers that the past he thought was
dead is still very much alive, sort of.
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