689 AD. China. Individuals are bursting into flames and no one knows why. The empire is about to coronate its first woman empress and she wants this mystery solved before her coronation. Detective Dee, previously considered a traitor, is taken out of the Imperial jail and given the lead on this case, joined by Pei, an officer of the empire. Dee proves worthy of the mystery, somehow maintaining his somber humor as he easily fends off multiple assassins and hunts for the truth. Snappy dialogue paired with the characters’ quick deadly movements rapidly push the thrilling action mystery, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, toward its conclusion.
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