(Jan. 2011) This was a great read. The translation is smooth and the mystery moves along well. It kept me enough off-balance and on-edge to stay with the investigation without reading ahead (I'm usually impatient). I hesitate to mention any of the plot lines for fear of giving something away, but I can say, this is a good, solid, crime solving tale.
The setting is Tokyo and the characters and locations are sketched lightly, still, readers with at least a bit of knowledge of Japan will enjoy the intrigue of two geniuses battling to solve/create a perfect crime. Without giving too much away, I enjoyed the way the term "devotion" worked on several levels.