The commissaris is about to be retired from the Amsterdam Police when Johan Termeer, a volunteer cop, comes to him with a personal request. Termeer's only relative has been found dead in New York City, under an azalea bush in Central Park. New York's Finest can't seem to explain the cause of death. He fears that his eccentric old Uncle Bert may have been murdered! Can't the commissaris help? The commissaris, who is being haunted by the nightmare of a skull superimposed upon the image of a sexy blonde streetcar driver, is reluctant to intervene. But since he has a Police Convention to attend in New York anyway, he agrees to make an inquiry. And the death's head dream comes true.
Praise for The Hollow-Eyed Angel "True to form, van de Wetering keeps you guessing, tempers unflinching violence and amoral activities with thoughtful perspectives, and leaves his regular characters plenty of room to grow . . . Engaging."
"Van de Wetering has a light touch as he moves his detectives through one interview after another, the evidence mixed always with issues of morality and punishment, intent and act . . . Keep[s] you moving along with a satisfied smile."
--Washington Book Post World
"First and foremost in the genre is, once again, Janwillem van de Wetering . . . He knows police work and policemen, and he's as sly as a Zen koan."
"A welcome addition to a unique series. This is a Dutch treat that is an acquired taste. But it is certainly one worth acquiring."
--Maine Sunday Telegram
"[A] satisfying mystery along with the extensive character studies. Janwillem van de Wetering knows what he's about."
"A most enjoyable addition to a fine series."
Series: Amsterdam Cops S
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st July 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.23