Constance and Pendergast are still recuperating from the showdown with Diogenes. To aid in Constance’s recovery, Pendergast takes her to the monastery that he learned Chongg Ran from. While there, he learns that a valuable Tibetan artifact was stolen. Thus begins the hunt to retrieve it.
This book didn’t seem to have had the story-telling strength the rest of the series did. Pendergast seemed more aggressive and off his usual game. The case itself left me with more questions than answers. The only parts I liked was when I found out how Constance handled her pregnancy.
All-in-all, it does continue the Pendergast story. And while it’s not my favorite, it should be read the first time around.