| Five seemingly unconnected people have found themselves at a strange meeting of a secret occult society, held in a dilapidated hotel, next to the ruins of an abbey.|
The guests are all deemed to be members of the society, set up by the industrialist, Sir Arthur Cunningham, who seems to have been unavoidably detained.
His wife, Lady Jane has not seen her husband since late morning and was handed a telegram by her butler, purporting to be from her husband, asking her to meet him at the hotel, later on that night. Until now, Lady Jane has known nothing of the secret society that her husband leads.
A local priest, Father Alexander, disrupts the meeting to announce the discovery Sir Arthur’s body in the Abbey grounds; his throat ripped out and an expression of dire horror on his face.
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