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 "non-zero-sum". 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. |