Alby Leung reckons the bloke offering the security gig is a nutbag. The bloke reckons Alby is some sort of military hardcase. Says he’ll place him in his team as an English teacher. Be weird enough if he was a teacher and army thug. But Albyâ€™s a tradie and staunch noncombatant. Still, heâ€™s being offered serious bucks, a flat rent free in hip Huangpu district, and itâ€™s an AusAID training project for Godâ€™s sake? So what harm can there be? Well, plenty as it turns out. All starts with a missing workmate. Soon, Alby, is sinking in a swamp of killers, gangsters, bent bureaucrats and angry security officers.