Matt's associate Max Asher arrives with a model replica of the missing 800-gram item that was inside the shattered jade statue. Lily recognizes it from a parchment Matt bought in Tibet, and they realize it may be the little-known Gorgos Stone. Noticing Asian writing on the replica, Alex and Cleo check through the cyber museum and find a match - a Japanese hair comb that sends Alex to Japan. As Minokichi the woodsman, Alex finds a happiness he's never known and doesn't want to leave the story. Meanwhile, Cleo's mythological inquiries capture Max' interest, and before Alex knows about it, the kids have a new partner in their search for Dad. Written by
Though Alex is living out a myth (i.e., not real life or history), it nonetheless seems suspicious that he's one of two men who go off into the woods together where one dies and the other lives. He never returns to the village nor has to explain the circumstances of his mentor's death, yet is never suspected of foul play. See more »
Alex, you've got to start thinking more about finding Dad and less about romance.
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