Translator: Mizuguchi, Sadako
A State Prosecutor Kirishima mystery. Etsuko loves the shy, young lecturer who clumsily (albeit charmingly) courts her. Her family does not. His past is suspect – unthinkable for a suitor in Japan. They marry anyway. On their wedding night he is called away by an urgent phone call. By morning he is still missing.
A Japanese novel on an industrial spy assigned to obtain a formula from a company. On the verge of success, having worked himself into the owner’s good graces and the arms of his wife, the owner is murdered and the spy’s problems begin.