Limehouse detective Maurice Linklater is thrown from a window in a house which belongs to a Chinese and his superior Inspector Shine tells Reid he suspects the Triads. However Susan links courtesan Blush Pang to the house and Reid realizes that it an opium den with Blush Pang and an accomplice importing opium, which they are turning into heroin. Reid suspects that somebody in the Limehouse force is Blush Pang's business partner and sets out to prove it whilst Susan has problems with her landlord. Written by
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Cpt. Homer Jackson
[about the Chinese diaspora in London
Lost men gather here and find what they can.
Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Whilst others profit.