For Professor Yukawa the invitation to speak at a conference concerning underwater mining held at a once popular seaside resort, seemed like an opportunity to get away from his work, enjoy the scenery and relax. But when a body is found on the rocks below the cliffs his time away becomes more unsettling than relaxing. At first it the police assume that the man must have stumbled to his death walking along an unfamiliar path, but when the man is identified as a former police officer and the cause of death determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning, the investigation becomes much more complicated. Suddenly Yukawa, also know as “Detective Galileo” because of his collaboration with the police in other complicated cases, is called in to assist in the investigation. As Yukawa uses his finely tuned observational skills and acute understanding of human nature he begins to unravel the complicated relationships and motivations which resulted in this death.
Higashino is known for his intricate plots, filled with complicated twists and turns that hold the reader in suspense until the very end. Like his previous books, Salvation of a Saint and Malice, Higashino explores the dark side of humanity with empathy, even while bringing those who have done wrong to justice.
Brenda’s Rating: ****(4 Out of 5 Stars)
Recommend this book to: Marian, Sharon, Keith and Ken
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