"Are you familiar with Chinatown?"
"Clements has an apartment over a shop at 108 Beretania Street, near the Chinese Cultural Plaza."
"Sure I can find it," I said.
"You go poking around over there asking questions about Clements, you better watch your back."
"Why is that?"
"The Chinese syndicate has seen a resurgence in Hawaii since the feds dismantled them in the 1990s. Word is when Clements burgled the exclusive hotels on Waikiki for a living back in the day, he fenced the jewelry through the syndicate. If he is back to moving stolen jewelry, I suspect he is still doing that. Not to sound like a bad Hawaii Five-oh episode, but the syndicate will resent having a haole chick nosing around Chinatown asking questions about Clements. They will consider it bad for their business."
"Cheers, and thanks a lot," I said. "But, I reckon I'll be all right. I can take care of myself."
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