Hong Kong, November 24th, 1934… the Nova Maersk just arrived in port. This new addition to the splendid Maersk fleet will see the completion of the Maersk Line’s plans for a rapid cargo service between the USA and the Far East. But the proud Captain of this brand new vessel is in hurry to unload, so they can head fast to Shanghai with his precious cargo… barrels of the best American Whisky!
Meanwhile in Shanghai, the owner of the Park Hotel is getting worried. The Shanghai Park Hotel -the soon-to-be highest building in Asia- Grand Opening is on Dec 01st and they will be no opening without the famous American Bourbon.. a very precious and rare commodity after 12 years of alcohol Prohibition in America.
Shanghai is in its heyday! It is the place to be — it had the best art, the greatest architecture, and the strongest business in Asia. With dance halls, glitzy restaurants, international clubs, and even a foreign-run racetrack, Shanghai was a city that catered to every whim of the rich. But the “Paris of the East” became known as a place of vice and indulgence.
Finally, on the morning of the Grand Opening the Nova Maersk arrived in Shanghai, the precious cargo is on the way to the hotel but catastrophe the best Whisky barrels disappeared.. and the famous gangster boss Du Yuesheng is suspect number one.
Help Maersk’s captain find back his precious cargo and Save the Day!