Nick Price lost his wife as he flew out of Tibet with treasures looted from the Dali Lamas palace. Eighteen years later, burdened by guilt and bound by conspiracy, he watches dispassionately as a killer eliminates his old gang.During a serial murder investigation, DCI Jack Magee finds an old photograph of Nick and his old friends celebrating in a Bangkok bar. Each murder victim is linked to the photograph, and the story behind the celebration becomes crucial. Yet Magee is thwarted by Nicks unwillingness to confront his past.Only when Nick is kidnapped, flown up to ten thousand feet in a horribly familiar old airplane and forced to re-enact the tragic events that led to his wifes death, is he willing to consider there is only one possible solution to the killers identity.
Not that it makes sense, since he witnessed the man die eighteen years ago.The Avenging Buddha is Part 1 of the Fourth Cart trilogy.