In Tintin: The Blue Lotus, Tintin and Snowy travel to China where they get involved in international intrigue and a drug smuggling racket.
Summary Of The Book
At the beginning of Tintin: The Blue Lotus, Tintin and Snowy are still enjoying their break in India, in the palace of the Maharajah of Gaipajama, where they ended up at the end of the previous adventure, Cigars of the Pharaoh.
Tintin receives a visitor from China who tells him he is needed in that country and mentions a Japanese name, Mitsuhirato. Before he can finish the message, he is poisoned by a dart dipped in the Rajaijah juice, the poison of madness.