Lives untangle, fates converge and blood is spilled as Inspector Iwata returns. Inspector Kosuke Iwata, formerly of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, is now working as a private investigator in California. He may have left his home country behind him, but the crimes he has to face here are just as horrific and as mystifying.
Newly reinstated to the homicide division and transferred to a precinct in Tokyo, Inspector Iwata is facing superiors who don't want him there and is assigned a recalcitrant partner, Noriko Sakai, who'd rather work with anyone else. After the previous detective working the case killed himself, Iwata and Sakai are assigned to investigate the slaughter of an entire family, a brutal murder with no clear motive or killer.
Formerly of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Kosuke Iwata is now working as a private investigator in California. He may have left Japan, but the crimes Iwata has to face here are just as perplexing. A threatening Serbian man claims his wife is missing. A mysterious connection to Catalina Island. A little girl with red hair. And a woman determined to disappear....
Tokyo. 2020. As Japan prepares to host the Olympic Games an English exchange student is found bludgeoned to death in a love hotel. She lies in an empty room with only a dead spider for morbid company. Could this be a calling card from her killer?