Synopses & Reviews
This is the eleventh novel in the Amsterdam Cops series by Janwillen van de Wetering, one-time Buddhist monk, Amsterdam cop, and world traveler
"A superlative mystery writer." Time
"One of the masters of the mystery form." Los Angeles Times
Housebreakers have discovered the corpse of Amsterdam bank director Martin Ijsbreker. The investigating officer determines that it was suicide and closes the case. But the commissaris suspects his boyhood nemesis, his evil cousin Willem Fernandus, a major shareholder in the dead man's bank, of having caused the death. Fernandus is the head of the Society for Help Abroad, not a charity in fact, but a front for an international vice ring. The commissaris and Fernandus confront each other as adversaries. Someone will die.
In an attempt to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy banker, the Amsterdam Murder Brigade finds itself outside the limits of the law, using computer-based espionage and the risky influence of friends.
About the Author
Janwillem van de Wetering (1931–2008) was born and raised in Rotterdam, but lived most recently in Surry, Maine. He served as a member of the Amsterdam Special Constabulary and was once a Zen Buddhist monk. He is renowned for his detective fiction, including Outsider in Amsterdam, The Corpse on the Dike, The Japanese Corpse, and eleven other books in the Grijpstra and de Gier series.