On a sunny Easter morning in New York City, Michael DeAngelo, an ex-Catholic priest has a life changing accident. His car crash, killing two would-be Mafia assassins, saves the life of a Chinese underworld lord, thereby propelling Michael into the mysterious and exotic life of the Chinese Triads. While on an island in the South China Sea, under the tutelage of the master of the island, Michael learns ancient Chinese fighting secrets called the Dance of the Masters, transforming him into a great warrior. But, fame and power come with a price. As fate would have it, Michael must return to New York where serious danger awaits, threatening his very existence.