Kate Perry Its down to the wire and Carrie Woods is leaving China without the proof she needs for her thesis: Wei Lins journal. While on a final tour of the monastery, Carrie finally locates the scrolls and attempts to photograph the documents. Caught in a sticky situation, Carrie takes the scrolls, only to notice a mysterious monk watching her—the same monk that shes seen each time shes taken a tour. Unable to return the scrolls, she travels back to California and isnt too thrilled when she notices the monk at the airport. Maximillian Prescott first came to the monastery as an orphaned teenager when he inherited the Book of Metal from a distant uncle he hardly knew. After spotting a woman stealing from the monastery, he follows her to get back the documents he knows shes stolen. Max is further intrigued when he finds out that the chatty woman is friends with his archrival, Rhys Llewellyn, and he will stop at nothing to get back everything hes lost.