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This short story does little more than set up the scenario of the famous Prisoner's Dilemma from game theory. The detectives do discuss the connection between their situation and that theoretical example a bit at the end. They even use mathematical expressions like "nonzerosum". This might be an interesting way to learn about this topic if you were not already familiar with it. Otherwise, I'm not sure there is much reason to read it.
Thanks to Johan Richter who wrote to let me know about Aird's use of mathematics in this story and also in One Under the Eight. 
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in nonfictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)