Someone has stolen the prize money for the demo team competition at the Los Angeles Festival of Martial Arts. Fingers point to Don Silver, a martial artist with a rough past, trying to make a comeback. Others suspect Chris Jacobs, a hot-headed competitor who publicly accused the judges of favoritism. Or maybe it’s Talia Hartford, an overbearing tournament mom who has gone into debt to make her daughter a champ.
Tournament organizer Sue Bradley must not only get the money back, but bring the culprit to justice in a way that allows the tournament, and all innocent parties, to keep their reputations intact.
Sometimes tournament manners can provide unique solutions.