This story, set in modern day Hong Kong, is the fourth in a series based round the life of Yiulan, a young woman making her way in that busy city of 7 million inhabitants. Many of the characters from the earlier stories continue.
Finding herself now rich and cossetted, boredom creeps in. The beauty and harmony she has attained is challenged by a call from Inspector Ma for her help . She enters the battle against the dark side of her city.