Despite a solemn promise never to do so, Adelheid decides she must reveal who really killed Stella. The revelation is a shock, but not to Strauss, who found out long ago not only who the murderer was but what had prompted such a heinous act. But can any of this really matter with Earth facing an imminent alien invasion?
Kyo Shirodaira achieved wide acclaim for scripting the manga Spiral~Suiri no Kizuna (Spiral~The Tie of Inference). Shirodaira's debut novel Meitantei ni Hana wo (Rose and Detective) was nominated for the 8th Annual Ayukawa Tetsuya Award in 1997.