This enthralling novel satisfies fans with a taste for mystery, detective stories, and thrillers.
- Book Intro
*Catch him before she finds out**
Gang Du-Man, chief detective at a regional investigation unit of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, feels like someone has been spying on him. The trash bag placed outside by his wife Hee-Ryeong disappears and unidentified peanut shells are found on his apartment steps. Someone is really watching him. Since his wife’s personal information has been leaked, she is also in danger. From the apartment’s CCTV Du-Man spots a suspicious man with a baseball cap. He must catch him before Hee-Ryeong, who suffers from panic attacks and anxiety, senses that something is amiss.
*Did he kill himself?**
Contrary to Du-Man’s hopes, things get more complicated. Two murders occur in a redevelopment area. Both victims were women killed by having their radial artery severed. In both cases, there were mysterious peanut shells and traces of surveillance, the purpose of which is unknown. Du-Man discovers that both victims recently had their refrigerators fixed by the same after-service repairman and learns that Hee-Ryeong has also had her refrigerator fixed recently as that of the victims of this serial killing.
Du-Man and the regional investigation team raid the workroom of Cha Jeong-Hoo, who is on the list of suspects. However, Cha is found dead inside his refrigerator with his radial artery severed like the two victims. Was it suicide?
*He may be the “eyes ” that has suffocated me**
The regional investigation team identifies Cha as the serial killer and decides to close the case since Cha has died by suicide. However, Du-Man thinks that the real criminal is still out there. He makes Hee-Ryeong seek shelter at the home of Seon Woo-Hyeon, the scientific investigation team leader, who’s also his senior, as Du-Man continues his investigation.
Hee-Ryeong feels a sense of déjà vu at Seon Woo-Hyeon’s house. His house looks like a replication of hers. Is it all just coincidence? Hee-Ryeong gets scared in the sense that Woo-Hyeon may be the unknown eyes that has suffocated her. As fear is about to explode, Woo-Hyeon opens the door and comes in.
*Only a desperate man can turn back everything**
Without any more clues to go on, Du-Man’s investigation faces difficulties. Then Cha Jeong-Hoo’s cellphone, which had been missing, pings. The signal from the missing cell phone is located near Seon’s apartment. Du-Man rushes to Seon’s home and encounters tragedy: Hee-Ryeong and Woo-Hyeon are dead, their radial arteries severed. In despair, Du-Man’s phone rings.
“Load the silver bullets and pull the trigger. Shoot! Then everything starts over.”
To rewind time, Du-Man pulls the trigger of his revolver.
- About the Author
(English) Lee Jong-Gwan graduated from the Graduate School of Creative Writing at Kookmin University. Lee received awards at the New Play Festival of the National Theater Company of Korea and the EBS Radio Literature Award. He also worked as a chief editor for a crime investigation magazine for 15 years. Long before terms such as scientific investigation and CSI became familiar to the public in Korea, Lee assisted detectives specializing in scientific investigations, thereby contributing to widening the scope of scientific investigation into trace evidence and profiling. He was awarded the Korean Magazine Journalist Award for enhancing the awareness of scientific investigations.
In 2019, Lee signed a deal to adapt his work Spot Inspection into a movie. Spot Inspection was praised as “a work that elaborately and vividly visualizes inspection scenes” and as “an extraordinary mystery masterpiece,” and has been introduced in France, Taiwan, and Indonesia. The work earned attention when it was nominated for the 2022 Le Prix des Nouvelles Voix du Polar Pocket.
2019年，以《现场鉴定》与大型制作公司签订了电影拍摄的版权。《现场鉴定》是“将侦查现场细致重现的作品”，是“韩国国内不多见的悬疑佳作”，被翻译介绍到法国、台湾及印度尼西亚。尤其是在法国，该作品入围2022 Le Prix des Nouvelles Voix du Polar Pocket ，获得瞩目。
(Vietnamese) Tác giả có kinh nghiệm làm tổng biên tập cho tạp chí về điều tra tội phạm. Trước khi các cụm từ “điều tra khoa học”, “CSI” trở nên thịnh hành, tác giả đã cùng với các chuyên gia trong lĩnh vực điều tra khoa học được biết đến rộng rãi qua các tác phẩm như “Vật chứng nhỏ”, “Phân tích vết máu”, “Hồ sơ”. Tác giả có đóng góp lớn trong việc nhận thức điều tra khoa học và nhận giải thưởng “Ngôn luận tạp chí Hàn Quốc”. Năm 2019 xuất bản tiểu thuyết trinh thám “Điều tra hiện trường”.