Captain Friday, his friend Skip Turner, and secretary Patricia had all been taken captive by some of the native people of Cambodia. Along with another expedition headed up by Dr Carter and his daughter Celia, they are taken deeper and deeper into the jungles of Indochina. The truth about their being prisoners comes to the surface. All they had to do was say the word at any time, and their native escorts would’ve taken them back unharmed.
What other answers will be revealed? People who were thought to be traitors are revealed to be of higher importance than first imagined. Customs of the priests in the temple are shared as the two expeditions enjoy a meal together. Is there still something fishy happening here? Skip seems to think so.
Having arrived at the jungle temple, the women enjoy getting cleaned up and refreshed. Suspicion and fears surge when a movement in their bedroom is detected. What kind of strange animal might it be? What is the meaning of this new kind of monster?
Are there still secrets to be learned? Explanations of the real mission and methods of the expedition are shared. What dangers still lay ahead in this land of strange superstitions and customs?