Tony visits his old magician friend, Chao Liu, after learning from his granddaughter, Dawn, that he is close to death. Chao asks Tony for a favor: help him retrieve a priceless heirloom, a Schezuan dragon statue, that the people of his home province in Taiwan have revered spiritually for a millennium. It has been Chao's life mission to find the statue, which was stolen a century ago. Three weeks ago, the statue was located and Chao purchased it using a fund raised by the people of his province for such purpose, but in shipment it was once again stolen. Dawn's brother, who went on a hunt for the statue, has gone missing in the process, and is presumed murdered by whoever stole the statue because he got too close. Using what leads Chao and Dawn are able to provide him, Tony learns that the statue is in the possession of a Eurasian man named Hon Chi Kai. Upon this news, Chao asks Tony to stop trying to get the statue back as Hon is the most ruthless man Chao knows who will torture and ...
Did You Know?
The hallways in Hon Chi Kai's (Joseph Wiseman) house which have been redecorated are the same ones used in some areas of the original USS Enterprise (NCC1701) in Star Trek TOS. See more