Sleeping Dogs starts right in the middle of a drug deal. When things go south, protagonist Wei Shen finds himself running through a dock, a fish market, and finally spilling onto the street and right into police custody. Meeting up with a childhood friend named Jackie Ma while in lockup puts Wei in touch with the Red Poles of the Sun On Yee Triad – the local power players in Hong Kong. He’ll be in a position to get in tight with the Triad, work his way up, and eventually serve the Dragonhead himself! All of that would be great…if Wei Shen wasn’t a cop.