By Keigo Higashino

From the writer of the the world over bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the newest 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 thought with fact.

Yoshitaka, who was once 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 countless numbers of miles away while he was once murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is straight away smitten together with her and refuses to think that she may have had something to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, notwithstanding, is confident Ayane is in charge. whereas Utsumi's instincts inform her something, the evidence of the case are one other subject. So she does what her boss has performed for years while stymied―she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.

But even the bright brain of Dr. Yukawa has difficulty with this one, and he needs to in some way have the option to resolve an very unlikely homicide and seize a really genuine, very lethal assassin.

Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending most sensible, pitting emotion opposed to truth in a fantastically plotted crime novel full of twists and reverses that would astonish and shock even the main attentive and jaded of readers.

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Who knew what sort of egocentric concept he might’ve made to the lady and earned her hatred? nonetheless, as Utsumi had mentioned, it wouldn’t make a lot feel for the 1st one at the scene to depart lines of poison mendacity round if she had really devoted the homicide. Kusanagi had no rebuttal to that argument; ‘maybe she simply forgot’ wasn’t going to fly. The detective determined to work out what he may possibly notice concerning the lady Mashiba was once relationship earlier than he met Ayane. As he left the construction, Kusanagi was once considering the place to start. Ayane Mashiba’s eyes went broad. Kusanagi detected the wave of shock in her students. ‘His ex-girlfriend? ’ ‘Another delicate topic, i do know. ’ The detective bowed his head apologetically. the 2 sat within the front room of the lodge the place Ayane used to be staying. Kusanagi had known as her to rearrange the assembly. ‘Does that experience anything to do along with your inves -tigation? ’ ‘Well – we can’t say for sure but. yet simply because there’s a really excessive chance your husband was once murdered, we have to music down everybody with a likely rationale. We’re simply masking all of the bases. ’ The inflexible line of Ayane’s lips softened and a lonely smile got here to her face. ‘Well, figuring out my husband, I’m definite that the tip of her dating with him used to be as abrupt and thoughtless because the finish of mine. ’ ‘Er …’ Kusanagi hesitated. ‘It’s our knowing that your husband used to be … essentially trying to find a girl to endure him childrens. males like this tend to concentration an excessive amount of at the objective on the cost of the accomplice. We puzzled if a prior companion who’d additionally been spurned may well nonetheless undergo him a few in poor health will. ’ ‘Like I do? ’ ‘I wasn’t suggesting that—’ ‘No, it’s o.k.. ’ Ayane took a cautious breath. ‘What used to be the girl detective’s identify? Ms Utsumi? I’m convinced you heard from her that Hiromi was once winning in pleasurable my overdue husband’s “goal”, as you set it. That’s why he selected her, and discarded me. i might be mendacity if I acknowledged I didn’t undergo him unwell will due to that. ’ ‘But it's going to were most unlikely that you can dedicate the crime. ’ ‘You sound so convinced. ’ ‘Nothing’s been present in any of the plastic water bottles, so it sort of feels probably that the poison was once positioned without delay into the water within the kettle. You couldn’t have performed that. So … the one attainable solution is that somebody came visiting on Sunday and positioned the poison within the kettle. It’s not likely that they entered with no your husband’s wisdom, for you to suppose whoever it used to be got here by means of invitation. We checked his paintings contacts, and located no most likely leads there. That leaves somebody as regards to your husband, whom he invited over in mystery – which means a truly particular type of dating. ’ ‘A lover or former lover? ’ She dismissed her fringe. ‘Well, I’d like to assist you, yet I’m afraid he by no means spoke approximately such issues to me. no longer even as soon as. ’ ‘Not even a tenet? No aspect is simply too small, Mrs Mashiba. ’ She shrugged. ‘He wasn’t the type of guy who mentioned his previous. He was once very circumspect in that regard. He even made some extent of by no means going to any eating places or bars he had frequented with past girlfriends.

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