While on a late 1930s research venture in Mexico, a University of Minnesota anthropologist experiences a serendipitous encounter with a youth from a secretive indigenous clan. The youth, who has become disaffected with his people, shares with Dr. William Comstock a secret of his people and introduces him to the red scorpions that for centuries have been guarding the final resting place of the legendary Quetzlcoatl.
So begins the tale of The Red Scorpion, rooted in Aztec legend, transported into a modern world where the conflict between good and evil is but a coffee table discussion with no serious aim other than to entertain.
Dr. Comstock is elated when he brings home one of these unique specimens from the surrounding hills of Tepotzlan. But his satisfaction is short lived as there are consequences when pride and the unknown collide. The Eagle’s Nest bed-and-breakfast becomes a final resting place for at least one guest, and ultimately the palatial house is abandoned, the only thing remaining being Dr. Comstock’s journal… and a red scorpion, awaiting its next prey.
Boys will be boys and when the abandoned house gets labeled a haunted house in the Internet age, at least one youth is thrilled by the idea of exploring it. Dusty Greene hasn’t learned yet that there are some things we really should be afraid of.