Judge Dee and his entourage, looking shelter from a mountain hurricane, turn into trapped in a Taoist monastery, the place the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after offering an ecstatic sermon. The priests name it a supernatural adventure, however the pass judgement on calls it homicide. Recalling the allegedly unintentional deaths of 3 younger women within the similar monastery, pass judgement on Dee seeks clues within the eyes of a cat to resolve situations of impersonation and homicide. A portray through one of many sufferers unearths the reality in regards to the killings, propelling the pass judgement on on a quest for justice and revenge.
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