Break A Leg!
The idea of Sea Shepherd was formed when Captain Paul Watson founded the Earth Force Society in 1977 in Vancouver, BC. Now, in 2012, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the city of its founding. The main event would be a concert in Rogers Arena. All 19,000 seats have been sold, so SSCS stands to make over a well over a million dollars after all the expenses are paid.
But Sea Shepherd is not without enemies, and some of those enemies include powerful corporate interests.
# # # # # -- About a week before the concert
The office was institutional, steel beams and unfinished concrete, as one might expect in the warehouse district just east of Gastown. At a grey steel desk, General Xiao, leader of a Chinese crime syndicate in Vancouver, is on the phone with a client
"Yes, Yamada-san. We can handle it. Our fee will be $150,000, payable no later than 10am on the day of the concert
"Why is it so low?" The General s