Clark has went along on an expedition to the jungles of South America where he learned the purpose of the trip isn’t to remove artifacts, but the mummy of the ancient goddess, Ashteroth. Legend has it that she hasn’t aged, and is still youthful after centuries.
After being chased into a tunnel, The expedition party talk. The guide, and former Brittish Naval officer, Birch, claimes he knows how to find the temple. All they need to do is get out of the cave in one piece. In the fight that ensues with the tribesmen, all are knocked out, but Clark manages to rout the natives singlehandedly, then fly his friends to safety.
A story told by Birch rekindles the desire to find the mummy of Ashtah. Is the claims from Birch true that he has diplomatic contacts in the tribe? Does he actually have influence to get them past the dangers that await?
Just then, a fire is spotted. What new danger is this?