Furious to be sidetracked during the terrorism case, Nick considers contacting Comité P (parliamentary IA). Instead he starts alone on the case of newspaper reporter Ilse Mercelis, last seen near the executive's hotel. In fact they are both captured by the Chinese 'triads' mob. The team soon suspects those are involved, but not what specifically bloody traffic, which involves both captives and an MD. Ilse's boyfriend Rudy proves the key.