Espionage, in the early 1900’s was a clumsy affair for the Americans. They tried but had not caught up to the level of spying associating with other nations. Japan was especially good at covert operations. When the American’s developed a new gunnery system for the Navy’s big guns, the Japanese caught wind of it and sent five secret agents to San Francisco to steal the plans. They hooked up with Atsuto Suzuki, a Japanese super spy in the bay area and brought their plan together. Things would have gone smoothly had it not been for Joe McBride. He stumbled on to the plot and became a nemesis for the Japanese. Trying as hard as they could, they soon discovered that Joe McBride was very difficult to discourage or to kill. Follow Joe and his life and loves along with Atsuto’s history as they battle each other in West against East.