With the culmination of his travels through Europe Mak is on a boat traveling along the Rhine. “the Rhine is a man, Heinrich Boll wrote, the name is Celtic, the cities along its banks are Roman, their voices are French, German, and Dutch, the bridges are American, the castle are Gremanic and dead. The Rhine is Dead.”pg 809  as Mak travels home after his excursion through Europe. Mak reflects on the things that happen after 1999 his discusses how event such as 9/11 has placed terrorist on a more global scale and how the climate of the world is changing. The Epilogue to Mak’s book is just a brief account of things that happen in the following years 2000-2010