Adrian Monk is feeling strangely satisfied these days-and he'd like his agoraphobic brother to feel the same way. So he takes Ambrose, against his will, on the open road in a motorhome. Little crimes pop up along the way and Monk can't resist getting involved. Nor can he help sensing a pattern that reveals the hand of a serial killer at work on this highway to hell.
The first "Monk" book following the series finale, I believe. Monk has finally achieved some measure of balance in his life, and uncharacteristically now wants to help his agoraphobic brother Ambrose in the same way. Perhaps his new relationship with Trudy's daughter, Molly, is having an impact. So he talks Natalie into helping him with a most unusual birthday present for Ambrose: they give him the outside world, albeit against his will at first, as they rent an RV, dope Ambrose with a knockout cupcake, load it with his home furnishings, and kidnap him as he sleeps onto the open road. What follows is a journey of discovery for all three of them, although of course they encounter a series of murders along the way (which includes the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Big Sur and Route 66). The story is by turns touching, humorous and suspenseful, and it's a pleasure to find that the series conclusion hasn't ended these books.read more