Two women had committed suicide, and a third had had to be led gently away by men in white coats. There had been an outbreak of anonymous letters. And there was something more, intangible but perceptible.
Inspector Van der Valk soon changes his mind about the routine nature of his mission to Drente. What lies behind the small-town immoralities, eaves-dropping, hysteria? Could he by chance have stumbled upon one of the century’s most wanted criminals?