Doc learns that his parents have received a threatening phone call from an anonymous caller with what they think is a Chinese accent. Could this be Japanese Golden Fang gangster Blondie-San?
The Justice Department identifies the Golden Fang’s dumped cargo as fake US currency—bills with Nixon’s face on them.
Sauncho tells Doc that an insurance policy was taken out on the Golden Fang to cover the one voyage that Shasta was supposed to be on. The policy’s beneficiary is listed as Golden Fang Enterprises of Beverley Hills.
Doc discovers that Coy Harlingen is working for Vigilant California, a group described as GOP activists.
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