An untalented high school student gets to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor by practicing surgery on people who don’t want to be found. A boyfriend-girlfriend duo of assassins who come under his knife several times eventually drag him into their deadly dance with a powerful Indian crime syndicate.
Li Yi-Chien’s dream of becoming a doctor seems impossible with his horrible grades, until fortune visits him from an unlikely corner. His murderous landlord comes to him in need of immediate surgery, thereby becoming Yi- Chien’s first practice patient. Yi- Chien teaches himself surgery on the bodies of criminals, yet never gets involved in their dealings – that is, until Happy and his girlfriend, Swallowtail, come under his knife.
Happy and Swallowtail are a boyfriend-girlfriend team of assassins. Hot-headed and impetuous, Swallowtail puts on a show of caprice as a way of earning Happy’s attention, unaware of how deeply her taciturn boyfriend already loves her. One day, what seemed like an easy job puts Swallowtail in the crosshairs of a powerful Indian crime syndicate; as her enemies extend their reach in search of her, her immediate circle – Happy, Li Yi-Chien, and the hacker who helps them out – find themselves completely ensnared.
The newest thriller from Giddens Ko energizes a life-or-death plot line with the power of love. Brutality and self-sacrifice commingle in this tale of ever-deepening secrets.