Benicio Bridgewater calls his father whom he hasn’t spoken to in five
years to break the news that Ben’s mother has died. At the funeral
they promise to get together, and shortly after Howard invites Ben to
Manila where Howard owns some businesses and makes his home.
The basic story is that of an estranged father and son coming back
together to try to build their relationship, but there are
actually several different stories involving different characters in
this novel. I really enjoyed the setting which is mainly Manila, the
twists and turns in the plot, and the assorted cast of characters that
are along for the ride.