A small jade statue is stolen and Glen becomes involved when someone passes to him what is assumed to be a copy of the statue. Knowledge of the statue spreads quickly and every criminal in Hong Kong is after Glen for the location of the statue.
Glenn learns that a friend, a beautiful reporter with whom he has a past relationship, has bribed some officials to help her slip across the border into Red China. The two correspondents are double-crossed and taken hostage. Glenn manages to engineer their escape and the pair desperately flee towards the border with their kidnappers in hot pursuit.
When his godson's parents are killed in a helicopter crash, Glenn makes arrangements to send the boy to live with his aunt in America. One of the boy's grandfathers lives in Red China and plots to spirit the boy behind the Bamboo Curtain by means of two fake aunts.
Glenn's friend Suki, a Chinese girl, imprisoned for murder, is on a hunger strike until the real killer is caught- but she insists it was an American movie star who wasn't even in Hong Kong at the time.