I fell in love with the Finder series in book one. Asami and Takaba are interesting, multifacted characters, the sex is hot, and with the yakuza angle, there's always a story to go with the romance. The first two books really stood alone. In this book, Yamane goes to a new level and introduces a gripping story arc that will span multiple book and force the evolution of their relationship. The Arc of Truth.
The story opens when Fei Long kidnaps some of Takaba's friends to force him to hand over the data disk from book 2. Takaba goes to Asami for help and is rebuffed. What follows is one of the hottest sex scene between the two in any of the books! With Asami drugging Takaba afterwards to keep him (safe) from finding Fei Long. Only, Takaba is stubborn and goes after his friends. There's a lot of non-bedroom action, in addition to continuing sexual tension, including a shoot-out with serious consequences. In short, I was riveted right up to the cliffhanger ending. This book also includes a bonus Finder short story and second unrelated short story. The Finder story was hilarious and very enjoyable when Takaba gets drunk and starts crank calling Asami, with predictable results. The other story concerns two salesmen who get try out the products in a sexy way.
This book was previously published by Be Beautiful before it went out of business. This new edition has a far superior translation that helps the story flow more naturally. The dialog is sharp, and modernized. As per usual, Yamane's artwork is stellar and my personal standard for yaoi. Warning: this installment includes an outright rape scene that could disturb some readers. Overall, a fantastic book in a great series! Highly recommended!