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Retired Amsterdam policeman Grijpstra receives a frantic late-night phone call from his old partner, de Gier—now living on an island near Jameson, Maine—who fears he may have accidentally killed his girlfriend. He is being blackmailed and can’t remember if he did it; he was just too drunk. Would his old partner please fly over at once? Grijpstra grudgingly makes his way to the US to help his old partner and confronts his own demons along the way.
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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, The Maine Massacre, which garnered him the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series.