Nick Firestone & Company has a new challenge. It’s 2027 in a post-USA San Francisco. The world is drenched in intrigue, eShirts, GovCoupies, and GlimmerGlass. Still, the old folk of Chinatown are trying to hold on to their dearest traditions. Then, in a mysterious incident, the Don of Chinatown is conked on the head and taken out of commission. It’s up to our intrepid sleuths, Nick, Amy, John and Wiggins to find the culprit. After all, the victim is Amy and John’s uncle, Tangy Win. In a mad dash, with the help of Old Friend Cane and its unusual properties, we encounter a kaleidoscopic host of characters from both the past and the present; some familiar from The Jade Owl Legacy Series and new ones, including a narcissistic real estate tycoon manipulating from his high tower overlooking the bay.
This second Nick Firestone mystery finds our twenty-somethings tangling with a frustrating puzzle in a techno world which is outpacing humanity. And yet, a flicker of hope remains as long as young love blooms and old love never fades. This trip down the rabbit hole will challenge even the keenest riddle buster. So, don your slickers and grab your Big-Ass Brolly and brave the storm of Old Friend Cane.