A young Chinese woman has been brought to Havana by a client of Slade’s, but trouble breaks out on the Bold Venture as it pulls into the dock at night. What is she supposed to be bringing with her? It’s serious enough for a thump on the head for Slade. Back at Shanon’s Place, Sailor and King moses discuss the speculation about the girl, and some of the story is filled in. A statue is the item, the girl is missing, and it’s off to get answers from that client, Sam Chu.
Sam is found dead, but at the Chinese funeral Sailor and Slade manage to find a new trail to investigate. Mr zenda is a collector who wants the valuable piece of artwork. Slade checks in with the lovely and impressive Tamar, who wants the statue for it’s religious significance. Does the idol really have healing powers? King Moses takes time to sing a summary of the story before new twists weave their way into the tale.
It’s off to rescue Sailor from Mr Zenda. Will the tough guys arrive at a bargain to transact the idol? After a fight, and getting his personal revenge forr being toyed with, Slade is content in turning the whole matter over to the police.
Bogey: Take the wheel Sailor… Hey who has the wheel?
Bacall: Be still slade, what can we run into in the middle of the Gulfstream?