Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things but his Holistic Detective Agency's only success seems to be tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely, and he is drawn into a four-billion year old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.
Odin, Father Of The Norse Gods, signs away his powers for 24-hour nursing care under the strange Dr Standish. A Nurse who treats eagle wounds without anaesthetic. Dirk's old friend Richard Macduff finds himself working for a sinister new employer. A canned drinks machine claims to be Dirk's ex-secretary. And an American journalist finds herself being stalked by Thor The God Of Thunder.