Question of Loyalty Author:Nicolas Freeling The Observer said: "This is the best and deepest of Freeling's books. He has established himself as the most interesting new crime writer for some years." — Inspector can der Valk of the Amsterdam Police heard them talking about the girl after she had sidturbed the peace. She was a Dutch girl, and she'd been out walking with some Italian boys. So... more »me of the local Dutch borner boys had said something when they'd seen her; one of the Italian boys had pulled a knife; and the girl had slapped a Dutch borner boy and sent him flying into a flowershop window.
Lucienne Englebert was her name Van der Valk listened to them discussing her and never mentioned that he had seen her befre in other circumstances.
Six months before. When the conductor had died. Arnolf Englebert. Her father.
But Van der Valk was to see the girl again.
Everything- a man who sold pianos, a white Mercedes sloppily parked in front of a house, a shooting lodge, a garage mechanic, and a hotel in Ostend near the Belgian border- they were all guarantees that Can der Valk would see the girl again.
Van der Valk- "as strongly appealing a policeman as ever blew a whistle" says the St. Louis Post- moves in his own unorthodox way throught htis superbly exciting novel by a "strong and original writer" Daily Telegraph London« less