This volume reprints the titular story which spans Batman Annual #26, Robin Annual #7, Batman #670-671, Robin #168-169, Nightwing #138-139, and Detective Comics #838-839. Batman is investigating the disappearance of two Wayne Foundation employees in the Australian Outback and discovers a hyper-active old man who recalls his days on a convict ship, which leads to the discovery of a Lazarus Pit... Meanwhile Talia is teaching her son Damian the life story of her father, Ra's Al Ghul, prompted by her father's chief aide, the White Ghost, who has preserved Ra's's `spirit' in a Lazarus Pit, and is preparing a new host for it to inhabit... The Sensei is also after the secret of immortality and is looking for the path to the hidden city of Nanda Parbat... All these strands get interwoven as Talia and Damian decide they don't approve of the White Ghost's choice of host for Ra's, and go on the run. Damian goes to the Batcave looking for his father, who happens to be off tracking Ra's, leaving left Robin in charge. Nightwing is called in to help as an army of ninjas invades Wayne Manor looking for Damian, and everyone ends up in a final showdown in the Himalayas. This is a story about the importance of family, as several characters have to make choices about which family is most important to them, and although there are a few minor continuity errors in Damian's clothes between episodes, this is a well-written and well-illustrated entertaining adventure. I shall overlook the insulting cameo of the Duke of Wellington and the ill-judged reference to Lady Hamilton, mistress of the late Lord Nelson.