Ko v sumljivih okoliščinah umre profesor azijskega porekla, se FBI agent Jake Kelly odpravi na Tajvan, saj sumi, da se tam skriva njegov morilec. Toda Kellyjeva preiskava se zaplete, saj se takoj po prihodu na tujo celino počuti nezaželeno, kmalu pa ga začnejo zastraševati tudi pokvarjeni uradniki, kitajska mafija ter ameriška vlada. Je agent naletel na mednarodno zaroto?
In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor's killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government - in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events.