Who or what is responsible for the gruesome deaths of members of the secret society known as the Order of Osiris?
Dr. Armiston, an irascible, confirmed bachelor who believes in medicine, not mysticism, is certain the deaths are only tragic accidents.
The members of the Order of Osiris suspect something more sinister is at work. They profess to believe an ancient curse has been visited upon their society. Handsome and mysterious Captain Maxwell requests Armiston's help.
Tarot cards? Egyptology? Spiritualism? Armiston has little patience with the superficial and silly pastimes of the rich, but he does love a good puzzle. Or could it be that he is more drawn to young Captain Maxwell than he wishes to admit?
Either way, Armiston must solve the secret of the cursed sarcophagus very soon, for Captain Maxwell is the next slated to die....
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Had the author not attempted to use a stilted 19th Century English and the narrator not employed a British accent that seemed to drift into an American accent from time to time.
I don't think the narrator was at fault as much as the style of writing trying to be Victorian and Alexander trying to plough through the story attempting to use speech in the manner of that period.
I am a real fan of Josh Lanyon. I hope this was an experiment he doesn't repeat.
- Chris R
An enjoyable story...