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。
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 improvidence. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything.
Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules.
It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.