At first I thought the man whose POV we get in this scene was Rashi, and the man with glasses (the one on the screen) was his subordinate calling in to report. Reading it again though, I think POV-man (who seems to be standing in some room where he can look down on the city - a penthouse, perhaps?) seems to be some other, really important guy. Glasses-guy talks in keigo to him, and he responds casually - the casual speech pattern is what originally made me think it was Rashi, but I think it makes sense that any high-ranking dude would probably talk to his subordinates that way.
2 things I’m considering on my second read-through:
Perhaps it’s Rashi calling in - anyone remember if he was described as having a 細長い顔, or as wearing glasses? It’s probably someone on the police/investigation team since he’s giving a report on the investigation of Shion’s escape. If it’s not Rashi then I feel like it’s still someone important to the plot, since we’re given fairly specific descriptions of him like “perhaps stubbornly believing those glasses suited him the best, he hadn’t changed the frames in these past 10 years” (p. 161).
I didn’t understand their dialogue the first time through but now I’m convinced that POV-man is connected to Nezumi. My understanding is that the conversation basically flows like this:
The Conversation (spoilers!)
“The suspect got away.”
“Seems like it. I heard. Surely that’s not so important [as to warrant contacting me directly]?” (I’m assuming that last part based on the first few sentences that came before this quoted section)
“He’s involved. He aided the escape.”
“Are you sure?”
“We’re looking into it now. The voice print matches up”
So, why would some important guy would be called up the moment Nezumi showed up in town? I feel like it must be someone connected to him, but the nature of that connection can only be speculated on at this point…
( Sorry this post got so long )