For those of you who haven't read or heard of this, here's a plot summary according to ANN: Here's one of the best recommendations for it I've found (it was written for the anime, but it still applies) So far I've only read through volume 11 (with volume 12 coming out tuesday ) and so far the story has been astounding. For those of you who liked Death Note, this has drama and intrigue, but without the super powers. However, this only adds to the suspense. The characters all feel real. There isn't some super being, these are all people who have flaws and depth. The artwork, though not full of pretty boys and beautiful women, is still good. Honestly, the series is a must to see.