In-yong HanSolo to his friendsis a Korean-American cop detailed from San Francisco to American Samoa to advance his career, bring modern forensic methods to this remote South Pacific Territory, and keep peace between the Korean commericial fishermen and the Samoans. And he's failing spectacularly. His wife has left him, a white American doctor has just been murdered, and Han gets caught in a riot between the tuna boat Koreans and a Samoan mob. Picking up the pieces, he acquires an odd group of helpers: a demonic Samoan surgeon, an American woman expert on leprosy and avoiding emotional entanglements, and a Samoan aristocrat who may be a saint or a murderer. By the time it's all over, they all learn that the trappings of evil may be different in different cultures, but the central bits are very much the same.