From Edgar Award-nominated and best-selling author Keigo Higashino (The Devotion of Suspect X) comes a stand-alone novel about a can’t-fail con and the dangerous game of revenge it sets up between two masterful players.
Sakuma is a powerful and arrogant ad exec, who’s about to land the biggest gig of his career. Until his extravagant campaign for Nissei Auto is scuttled at the last minute by the company’s new EVP (and Chairman’s son). Sakuma is livid and looking for a way to retaliate against Katsuragi. And then the perfect opportunity walks into his life. Katsuragi’s illegitimate daughter Juri is pissed off at her father, and happily joins forces with Sakuma to concoct a fake kidnapping plot that will let her come into her inheritance early and give Sakuma his vengeance.
Praise for Higashino:
On The Devotion of Suspect X
“This character-driven mystery by the prolific Higashino has much to recommend it, including…a great surprise ending.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred)
On Salvation of a Saint
“Brilliant. . . readers of classic mysteries will be delighted with the elegant solution….”
– Publishers Weekly (starred)
“Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense and inventive literary form.”
– Library Journal (starred)