Lupin the Third Part VI
”The Imperial City Dreams of Thieves, Part 1”
Disguised as well-dressed hitmen, Lupin and Jigen enter a bar where eight other assassins are there waiting. After spending time chatting with the freckle-faced waitress and eating dinner, which mostly contains pork, they reveal that they are there to kill a regular patron named Andre Anderson and recover a treasure he has stolen. Lupin offers to share the reward with the other assassins who have been hired by the same client, but they refuse. On Lupin's countdown, the waitress switches off the lights, resulting in a shoot-out leaving all the assassins except Lupin and Jigen dead. After Lupin discovers the real waitress and cook tied up and gagged in the kitchen, it is revealed that the waitress from earlier was actually Fujiko in disguise. Having escaped the shootout, Fujiko goes to Andre's apartment, and, after a lengthy discussion, apparently kills him. She obtains the treasure which is an original edition of an Ernest Hemingway anthology containing "The Killers" which was secretly used as an Ottendorf cipher codebook by the CIA for decades after they obtained all printed copies. The three conspirators then prepare to sell the book back to the CIA.
Lupin finds himself adrift in another place and time. An ancient clock may hold the key to returning home, but getting close to it won't be easy.