I don't think the British police would care about a protest.
THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE.
THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE.
THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT.
five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo
schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's
kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see
their daughter again.
the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the
police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation
that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the
authorities their failure.
one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police
department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never
imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known
what he would find.
This is a very slow book for something that comes technically under the thriller genre.
Our protagonist Mikami is an outsider, working in the hated media department in Administer, while having previously a detective. Office Politics is big part of this book, with the police officers and Admin going up against each other. Mikami also has personal stuff that effects where he lies in this 'war' and this does goes in a circles while Mikami what they all up to, especially as he thinks its vital for him to know.
The mysteries presented are mostly solved, a big one is left to wonder about. I go on the pessimist side of what is hinted about the one that isn't.
The writing is odd sometimes, obviously this is a translation (translated by