Quick-witted Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother's Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin gets the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his master's dying wish: find the man's finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master's soul will wander the earth forever. Even as a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren's dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.