This was the end of the story that had started 'Once upon a time, in a rainy country, there was a king...' The end had not happened in a rainy country, but on a bone-dry Spanish hillside, three hundred metres from where Van der Valk had left a lot of blood, some splintered bone, a few fragments of gut, and a ten-seventy-five Mauser rifle bullet. No one had broken any laws. But a handsome, middle-aged millionaire had disappeared with a naked girl. And Van der Valk was given the job of finding out why.She had wanted to go with him, shehad offered, she had even insisted: Marschal had yielded to that. ... Marschal wasan irresponsible, wild, reckless character, and might do orbeledto do something unbalanced, and that might give hima valuable handle. ... One would never find out how much she kneworguessed, or what Canisius suspected she mightknow orguess, buttheman, who shehad said once, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The King of the Rainy Country|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing - 2011-10-28|