Transferred from the Tokyo police department to Nihonbashi, Detective Kyochiro Kaga is promptly assigned to the team investigating the murder of a woman. But in this follow-up to Malice, the more he investigates, the more it seems nearly all the people living and working in this business district have a motive for murder. To prevent the killer from eluding justice, Kaga must unravel all the secrets surrounding a complicated life. Buried somewhere in the woman's past, in her family history, and the last few days of her life is the clue that will lead to the murderer.
"Part Sherlock Holmes, part Harry Bosch, Higashino's hero is a quietly majestic force to be reckoned with."—Kirkus Reviews (starred)