In this sequel to THE EIGHT we continue the journey to search for the mysterious chess pieces and Charlemagne’s Montglane Service. Reuniting the service and the pieces promises immortality. The trip takes us from 19th century Albania to modern day Washington D.C. Personally I found the first part of the book compelling and then started to loose interest towards the end. As much as I like a story all tied up with a pretty pink bow at the end, this one starting wrapping up way too early and even for me was too saccharine at the end.