Salvation of a Saint

Salvation of a Saint

By Keigo Higashino & Alexander O. Smith

  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 1.09 MB
Score: 4.0
4.0
From 27 Ratings

Description

Salvation of a Saint From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo"

In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa—Detective Galileo—returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality.

Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect—except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.

But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer.

Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.

Reviews

  • Keigo Higashino Does it Again

    5
    By Ryuku San
    First of, I know I’m repeating myself but whatever you do, DON’T READ THE BLURB -the little description of the book. I’m going to repeat this for every other Higashino’s book I read, because the writer of the blurbs is sooo smart that he decided to put everything that happens in the book in his description. The blurb is full of spoilers and ruins the experience. Blurb guy, maybe your real calling is writing compendiums, because you managed to write a two or three paragraph description of this one, spoiling 90% of the book! One last thing, Publishers Weekly (and I been saying this a lot) mentions in another one of Higashino’s books that you might get confused with the Japanese names in the story. Don’t worry, if you have more than a 50 points IQ, you won’t.

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