After Nagano Prefectural Police Inspector Takeda is murdered, Lieutenant Kano is found dead from hanging in his home.
From the body's condition, Inspector Morofushi reasons that after being strangled, the body was hanged from the ceiling by someone. Later, the culprit sends an e-mail declaring that he will kill three additional people. Segreant Akiyama is called to Mt. Saijozan by the culprit and is dragged off a cliff by a car. Inspector Yamato's fingerprints are found on the rope that was wrapped around Kano's neck, and Section One Chief Kuroda puts out a BOlO for Yamato as the suspect who murdered three men... ...more