This novel takes place after L wrote his own name in the Death Note to stop Kira (I think that only happened in the live action movies, but I'm not completely sure--it's been a while). It's L's last days in which he solves one last case before he finally dies. Maki, a young daughter of a scientist, witnesses her father's murder happen before her eyes. She's taken in by L and other investigators who are working on solving the case of her father's murder. Kujo, a "friend" of Maki's is soon introduced, but is then revealed to be the one behind her father's murder to steal his work in order to create a "perfect society", a bit like Kira. However, they end up losing and L solves the case while keeping Maki safe. I really did enjoy reading this, however, there were several confusing things in the story like a fake L and a threat to use a Death Note when in reality both remaining ones on earth were destroyed.
My Rating: 3.5 stars