A stolen airplane lands on a waterless lake in the far west of Queensland.
In the cockpit is a beautiful girl, drugged and paralysed. There is no trace of the pilot ...
Within twenty-four hours the plane is destroyed and an attempt made to poison the helpless stranger ... Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the fearless half-aborigine detective, turns to the unearthly powers of an ancient tribal chieftan and seer to outwit a conspiracy and save a life.
- - from 1972 Pan Paperback.