In the decadent and dangerous Shanghai of 1929, someone is spying for the Japanese, and the International Settlement's British police are on the hunt. Now, in the midst of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, American aviator Jack "Ace" Jordan becomes the prime suspect. Embarking on a desperate bid to clear his name, Ace joins forces with a local drug dealer, an aspiring news reporter, and a rescued Chinese teen to unmask the identity of the true agent. As a trail of death and treachery leads them closer to the inner circle of Japan's most notorious spymaster, Ace and his associates become reluctantly entangled in the opium-fueled world of the powerful and supernatural Taoist gangster Pockmarked Fang. A thrilling narrative blending fact, fiction and rare photographs, Lantern of the Wicked creates an atmospheric window into the complexity and dark grandeur of the colonial Orient in this gripping historical mystery.