Johan is a cold and calculating killer with a mysterious past, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracy and serial murder open the door to a compelling, intricately woven plot in this masterwork of suspense.
Although Eva bears an unfathomable hatred for Tenma, she is the only person who can testify as a witness to prove his innocence. She stubbornly refuses to do so until a discussion with Dr. Reichwein brings back old memories of her time with Tenma. With those thoughts come memories of three gunshots, and that it was Johan who Eva saw that night! Meanwhile the evil hand of Robert inches steadily closer to Eva with the intent to kill… Tenma, Nina and Johan all find themselves heading for the one place that holds the key to the mystery—the “Red Rose Mansion.” What really happened there and why? Who is Franz Bonaparta? Will the secret of the birth of the Monster ever be revealed?
About the Author
Naoki Urasawa's career as a manga artist spans more than twenty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983 and hasn't stopped his impressive output since. Well-
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The person I believed in had to be innocent. Well, here we are on the seventh book and this story continues to innovate and surprise. This really should have been made into a TV show by now. The characters are great, and the way the story weaves in and out and brings back earlier plot points and people (the ex-wife is back!) is astounding. You can tell the creator of this manga is a veteran. These are very complex things he is pulling off without apparent effort. I wonder how much in advance Urasawa had to plan out this story? It doesn’t seem like the kind of thing you can make up as you go along. Only two books left and I can’t wait to find out how it will end, I continue to suspect tragedy.