By Keigo Higashino
From the writer of the the world over bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the most recent novel that includes "Detective Galileo"
In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X used to be successful with critics and readers alike. the 1st significant English language booklet from the preferred bestselling author in Japan, it was once acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa―Detective Galileo―returns in a brand new case of most unlikely homicide, the place instincts conflict with evidence and concept with fact.
Yoshitaka, who used to be approximately to go away his marriage and his spouse, is poisoned by means of arsenic-laced espresso and dies. His spouse, Ayane, is the logical suspect―except that she used to be 1000's of miles away whilst he was once murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is instantly smitten together with her and refuses to think that she may have had something to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, in spite of the fact that, is confident Ayane is to blame. whereas Utsumi's instincts inform her something, the proof of the case are one other subject. So she does what her boss has performed for years whilst stymied―she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.
But even the intense brain of Dr. Yukawa has difficulty with this one, and he needs to in some way be able to resolve an very unlikely homicide and seize a really actual, very lethal assassin.
Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending most sensible, pitting emotion opposed to truth in a superbly plotted crime novel packed with twists and reverses that may astonish and shock even the main attentive and jaded of readers.
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A couple of 12 months and a part in the past? No, might be a bit extra lately. ’ ‘But they married a yr ago,’ Kusanagi lower in. ‘That used to be speedy. ’ ‘I think it was once. ’ ‘Mr Mashiba sought after kids,’ Yukiko installed. ‘It took him some time to discover the fitting individual, and that i imagine he used to be getting a bit impatient. ’ ‘That’s relatively none in their business,’ Tatsuhiko acknowledged to his spouse. He seemed again on the detectives. ‘Or is how they met, and their marriage, someway regarding the case handy? ’ ‘I didn’t suggest to indicate that,’ Kusanagi acknowledged with a wave of his hand. ‘We simply don’t have many leads at the moment, and that i concept it can behove us to benefit a piece in regards to the Mashibas’ married lifestyles. ’ ‘I comprehend why you’d are looking to assemble as a lot details as you could in regards to the sufferer … yet pry too a ways and also you may perhaps get into trouble,’ Tatsuhiko stated, placing on his attorney face. there has been a glance in his eye that Kusanagi interpreted as a delicate possibility. ‘I’m conscious of that,’ the detective stated, reducing his head in an apologetic bow prior to in retrospect up on the attorney. ‘Apologies prematurely for my subsequent query – yet to meet our general working tactics, I’ll have to ask you the way either one of you spent your weekend, if you happen to don’t brain. ’ Tatsuhiko nodded slowly, the nook of his mouth curling upward. ‘You wish our alibis? i guess that’s to be anticipated. ’ He pulled a small, leather-bound organizer out of his jacket pocket. Tatsuhiko Ikai had long gone to paintings at his personal workplace on Saturday, and then he went out consuming with one in every of his consumers. On Sunday, he went to play golfing with one other purchaser, returning domestic a while after ten within the night. Yukiko have been at domestic the complete weekend, and on Sunday her mom and sister had come to go to. That evening, an research briefing was once held at neighborhood precinct headquarters, the Meguro urban Police Station. the pinnacle officer from the 1st research department of the Metropolitan Police division opened by way of repeating that they have been, most likely, a murder. it might be difficult to provide an explanation for the presence of the quite virulent arsenous acid present in the used espresso grounds the other manner. If it have been a suicide, the deceased most likely wouldn’t have troubled blending the poison into his espresso – or even if he had, it's going to were way more common for him to combine it into an already brewed cup. a person from Forensics had a file at the ongoing research to figure out how the poison had obtained into the floor espresso, yet there has been not anything Kusanagi hadn’t heard earlier than; it may well all be summed up with ‘we don’t know’. Forensics had long gone again to the Mashiba place of dwelling that afternoon, with the goal of reading every little thing in the home that Yoshitaka Mashiba may have installed his mouth: foodstuff, spices, beverages, medication. an analogous consciousness was once given to the entire cutlery and silverware in the home. on the time of the briefing, they'd already checked 80 percentage of the goods; to this point they hadn’t chanced on lines of poison on whatever. The liaison from Forensics instructed that it was once not going they might locate something within the ultimate twenty percentage.