A corpse of a man is found inside an abandoned temple in Binh Duong, a small town near Saigon. The identification found indicates that it belongs to Le Bau, an expatriate who lived in Portland, Maine. Police Lieutenant Van - a Scotland Yard-trained detective - is dispatched by Police Central to investigate, but the corpse has vanished. Cammie Ly, a successful Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and pioneer in the Vietnamese-dominated acrylic nails industry in America, discovers that Bau, her much younger husband of a little over a year, has absconded with her three million dollars. She hires Beverly Hoang, formerly the first and only Vietnamese-American female homicide detective, to go to Vietnam and look into his death and recover the money. Green bamboo symbolizes a peaceful and benign Vietnam. But "Green Bamboo Justice" is a tale of brutal murder and deception.