Working in Nepal, science fiction writer / adventurer Wisely (or Wai Si-lei, the hero of several novels written by the prolific Ngai Hong) is enlisted by enigmatic billionaire Howard Hope to locate the former's childhood friend, David Ko. The diminutive David steals an oversized golden "Dragon Pearl" from a group of Buddhist monks, who regard it as a religious artifact. Wisely ends up helping to pull the heist, despite having journeyed to the distant temple only in the hopes of finding David. The pair escape by plane but it inexplicably loses power and Wisely must bail out. Thinking that David perished in the subsequent crash, Wisely wanders away from the wreckage but, later, is met by the leader of the monks. Although he is just a five-year-old boy, the monk possesses strong extra sensory abilities and Wisely agrees to help get back the pearl for him. Jetting back to HK, he finds David with gangster Pak Kei-wei, who seeks to harness the artifact's power. With the help of Pak's sister, Wisely convinces David to return the pearl and the trio escape from the triad's heavily guarded mansion. However, Pak is not about to give up that easily and neither is Hope, who also desperately wants the prize, but for a wholly different reason.