After Balagan investigates the sudden death of a hotel security guard, he is forced to face his worst nightmare.
A rock star hires Balagan to find $200,000 stolen from him – a mystery that also involves colourful groupies, a missing polar bear and the kidnapped grandmother of Danni's estranged husband.
Balagan accepts five internet chess matches from a Mr. Black who reveals that he has taken five hostages and threatens to kill one for every game Balagan looses. Balagan must win the chess matches, find out who Mr. Black is and where the hostages are all while fighting with the HRT team leader who has some bad history with Hugo.moreless
Huxley and Balagan must solve the mystery of an attractive female journalist and a beautifulChinese cryptologist.
When an innocent family's car explodes in front of their east side house, the parents seek Balagan's help to find out why they were targeted. Balagan identifies with their son, Colin, a teen too afraid to leave his house since the bombing. Also, Balagan is distracted by the arrival of a reigning world chess champion which distracts him from his work with devastating consequences. Meanwhile, Pippa struggles with what she learns from Rosemary's autopsy report.moreless