Roughly 400 homicides yearly in New York compared to 15 in Amsterdam. NYPD homicide Harvey Wall knew
the city would be fun, until....
The greatest NYPD detective thriller ever to come out of Amsterdam!!
PR-Inside.com: 2017-07-08 19:03:27
New York Homicide Detective Harvey Wall volunteers for a 6 month exchange program to the Dutch police in Amsterdam. Six months’ vacation with full pay and lots of fun – that was the idea. The fun starts at Schiphol airport when Harvey Wall avoids two incompetent detectives who are there to pick him up from his flight from New York. He heads for Dam Square - the city centre of Amsterdam, and within a couple of hours he is witness to a robbery at a pizza restaurant. With only a tie-wraps and post-it notes in his pockets he decides to go after the thieves. His first day in Amsterdam is a total success, and he falls in love with the city.
During a brief meeting with his new chief, Harry Ribb, he realises there are no more than 10 to 15 murders a year, compared to roughly 400 in New York. The homicide division in Amsterdam has little to do, if anything at all. Reading about the city on the flight over he discovers that marijuana can be smoked lawfully and there is a very active red light district, that is also legal – so let the fun time holiday begin right now.
But, after a week of free time to get over his jet-lag, all hell breaks loose on his first day at the station. A murder has been committed that shakes Harvey Wall to the bone. A man has been found dead in his bathtub. Nothing unfamiliar there, he had seen that many times on the job back home, but when he gets a closer look he cannot believe his eyes. The body is totally flat, as if sprayed onto the surface of the water. Only the hair on his head remains intact. Soon after, more melted bodies appear. Not all as severe as the guy in the bathtub, but unfortunately none survive. He thought he had seen every type of homicide and crime in New York – but he had never seen anything like this!
Wall is teamed up with detective Frank Bakker, who looks more like an unkempt shaggy hippie than a detective. His daily food intake mostly consists of dried out pizza slices stored in his desk drawer, and instead of a beer to relax he prefers the local coffee shops that sell the strongest marijuana joints Harvey Wall has ever tried. During interviews with a number of nurses at a local hospital detective Wall realises his partner’s appearance is grossing nurses out, and getting in the way of the investigation. He gives detective Bakker a pep talk which results in a major clean up. Chief Ribb cannot believe his eyes when they appear the following day in the squad room. The new detective from New York has worked a miracle. If only he could work another miracle and solve the strangest murders ever seen in Amsterdam.