Young socialites from America's leading families are dying—or are they? When one of the "dead" is found alive, enslaved in an exclusive African brothel, influential people see to it that Remo and Chiun are issued with tickets for the Dark Continent. Whether they like it or not. And if it should happen that local legend speaks of a time when a man from the East and a man from the West will come to liberate the minority Loni people? It could just be a coincidence. Or it could be an ancient debt of honor that the House of Sinanju must make good on.