The killer: social worker Charlie Monahan. The victim: Ken Leung, the deputy leader of the ruthless Golden Tiger Triad, the largest criminal organization in the city. The triad makes money in part through their illegal mah jong gambling den. Leung's bullet ridden dead body is discovered in his home, the murder weapon on the scene. His is only one of three concurrent homicides, Angie, Oscar and Brian each taking the lead on one of the three. The other two are Dr. Ronald Hanlon DDS, whose wife was away in Seattle receiving fertility treatments at the time of his death, and Andrew Gorman, a former juvenile delinquent who, according to his mother, was turning his life around. In the Leung murder, the detectives interview among others: Ken's brother, George Leung, the head of the triad who isn't speaking but who they know did not commit the murder; Teri Leung, Ken's estranged ex-wife who blames Ken for orchestrating their daughter being sent into foster care, the rationale being that if ...