A boutique antiquity in which Bevan Blakly, connoisseur of Oriental art, makes the passage to. . .where there's a sacrificial murder in a temple. . .where her friend Elizabeth who has married a maharajah's son seems drugged on jasmine tea. . .where Elizabeth dies in her brocaded bed having given birth to an infant whose layette swaddles the priceless Emerald Kali. . . . Foolishness in indiascribable ""glorious iridescent"" color.