Regret is a nicer self that we send into the past from time to time, even though we know it's too late to change what we said, or did.
在十多年後再度出版的續篇The Mountain Shadow再度帶領讀者和主角Lin一起回到孟買，為了生存，再度回歸他的老勾當—走私，然而，曾經熟悉的城市早已變樣，新一代的黑幫勢力則越趨殘暴及狡詐。全新的項塔蘭續集，林將重新學習什麼是愛，什麼又是命運與抉擇，並該如何延續他與卡拉及孟買未了的情緣。
A breath of Bombay hope, in the first glimpse of the sea, on Marine Drive, filled my heart, if not my head. I turned away from the red shadow. I stopped thinking of that pyramid of killers, and Sanjay's recklessness. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything.
The end of the eighties was the beginning of everything. The Berlin wall fell on a ruined empire, and the Taliban took Afghanistan. Lin, on the run after escaping from prison in Australia, working as a passport forger for a Bombay mafia gang, finds himself standing on a tattered corner of a bloody carpet that would soon cover most of the world. But he can't leave the Island City: not without Karla.
Two years after the events in Shantaram, Bombay is a different world, playing by different rules. Lin's search for love and faith leads him through secret and violent intrigues to the dangerous truth. A love story told with hope and humour, a personal struggle for redemption, and a philosophical quest for the wisdom of our common humanity, The Mountain Shadow is a sublime novel, and an all-consuming, epic thriller.