Judge Dee, newly appointed magistrate of the Yiwang prefect, responding to an urgent plea, travels to an isolated town in his new jurisdiction where he finds much unrest.
The townâ™s chief official (Shizhang) was throwing a celebration in honor of his sonâ™s birthday which happens to fall on a locally-revered sacred day. Despite many objections from both the township and his advisors, the Shizhang pressed on with the celebration.
But the festivities came to a sudden and violent end when his young son Shen, fell unconscious and became deathly ill for his birthday. From now on, people is brewing taking this as a City Godâ™s curse. Judge Dee, not one to fall prey to unfounded superstitions, suspects foul play.
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