'Why has security guard Albert Tien vanished? Has he really been murdered? How is The Snake embroiled in this operation? "Something big is about to happen... That's why The Snake wants you out of the way first," Sergeant Soo warns Alvin and his team of investigators as they dig deeper into a baffling case of murder and intrigue. Who were the workmen at Albert's apartment? Who is the mysterious gangster called Chow? Will Alvin be able to stop a billion-dollar crime?' (Source: bookseller's website).