Battle Royale: v. 3 by Koushun Takami
As Shuuya, Noriko and Shogo figure out their first move, the mysterious transfer student reveals that he is actually the winner of the previous season's Program. Can Shuuya and Noriko still continue to trust him, despite their knowledge of the acts Shogo committed to emerge victorious? Meanwhile, Shinji Mimura takes the panicked Yutaka Sato under his wing, and reveals his own plan to bring down The Program. Hiroki Sugimura's motives are less clear, as the deadly blackbelt becomes consumed with locating Takako Chigusa. In the high-stakes world of The Program, will his obsession cost him his life? Finally, as if the Uzi-toting Kiriyama wasn't enough trouble, Mitsuko gets her hands on a piece as well. The violence escalates as the game goes on in the brutal world of Battle Royale.