Banker Eddie Van Coon and reporter Brian Lukis are both shot dead in identical slayings, in rooms locked from the inside. Chinese museum employee Soo Lin tells Sherlock Holmes that, as a teenaged orphan in China, she ran drugs for the Black Lotus crime syndicate, for whom the two dead men also worked. She too is then murdered, the killer being a human fly who can scale buildings. The gang mistake Watson for Holmes and capture him and his new girl-friend, requiring Holmes to come to the rescue.
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Watson, nicked for graffiti, is given an ASBO (Anti Social Behavio Order). ASBOs are civil orders restraining someone from specific petty criminal acts like harassment, vandalism, trespass without carrying the weight of a criminal prosecution. It is what you throw at petty criminals instead of jail time. See more
When Watson and Holmes enter the offices of Shad Sanderson, the New York time shown is 07:45. A few minutes later, when Holmes is darting around the office after his meeting with Sebastian, the New York time shown then is 07:21. See more
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The great artisans say, the more the teapot is used, the more beautiful it becomes.
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