(From the publisher):
"To-Hi," the "Golden Scorpion," the master spirit of a set of super-criminals, is more hideous than any creation of the "Arabian Nights," with a power reaching to all parts of the earth. The figure of this giant, cowled man, moving through the story, whose presence is always felt, and who wears a green veil over his yellow face, and whose yellow eyes stare calmly and unwinkingly, and who sees everything, holds one in a grip of terror. He is all-powerful, and works his diabolic schemes through beautiful women and men of all nations and staions in life.
Inventors and men of science, who have become famous, are his special victims, and the medium through which he controls the big forces of the world.
Dr. Keppel Stuart is a young, unknown physician living quietly in his little home in a suburb of London. He has been making experiments through his knowledge of poisons, and the "Scorpion" has marked him for annihilation. Beautiful Miska is the tool he uses, and through her Dr. Stuart is led on through adventure after adventure.
The detectives from Scotland Yard and the famous Frenchman, Gaston Max, are different from the usual stated specimens of their kind, and help to bring the master criminal to his just deserts.
Original title: The Golden Scorpion
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical