For more than thirty years Graham Gage has faced down enemies both near and far.
But now he faces one from within . . .
It has been decades since private investigator Graham Gage worked the neon streets and shadowed alleys of San Francisco s Chinatown. Now the death of a troubled teenager during a multimillion-dollar microchip robbery brings him back to the threshold of the violent underworld of Asian organized crime.
With the FBI straightjacketed and his own body wracked by a life-threatening illness, Gage heads to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Bangkok to untangle a brilliantly orchestrated and fast-moving conspiracy. The uniqueness of the crime requires Gage to recruit an equally unique group of collaborators a corrupt People s Liberation Army general, a retired Taiwanese intelligence agent, a Thai-Chinese gangster, and a former Golden Triangle drug trafficker at least two of whom are treacherous enough to betray the rest and exploit Gage s means for their own ends.
The route to justice is both twisting and perilous, for the mastermind behind the conspiracy has insulated himself with a willingness to murder even those closest to him. It won t be possible for Gage to simply follow a trail, he ll need to blaze one of his own. And the question that remains isn t whether Gage has the skills to do it, but whether he has strength enough and time.