A small scientific expedition searching for the lost treasure of King John finds more than they bargained for. buried in the mud of tidal flats they find strange pieces of metal and then a green-scaled humanoid creature that is miraculously alive. That night the creature stirs and begins a murderous rampage of killing and devouring some of the locals. The locals think the expedition is responsible and target them for a hanging party. Soon even the military is involved in trying to stop the beast but their weapons are powerless. Is the creature from outer space newly arrived on a meteor, or is it a legendary protector of the treasure? You will have to read to find out. One of the earlier efforts from the author. Reminiscent of the Crabs books or Abomination. A fun quick read for fans of his brand of horror.