"...a decent dark Japanese underworld thriller." - The Complete Review
"I was extremely pleased with this book, as I was with "Ashes" and "Winter Sleep"." -Novedge
Kenzo Kitakata is the undisputed don of hardboiled and mystery writing in Japan, where he has received numerous literary awards. The Cage won the Japan Mystery Writers Association Award and is his third novel to appear in English. His American debut Ashes was one of Las Vegas Mercury's 10 Best Novels of 2003, a BookSense Selection, and a Village Voice Summer Read.