The first in the atmospheric Amsterdam-set crime series, which combines the city's old-world charm with contemporary issues of corruption, immigration and crime. A suicide. A drowned man. A sudden death. For some people, it's just another day's work. In Amsterdam, there's a council department known affectionately as the Lonely Funerals team. It exists to arrange burials for the abandoned or unknown dead, with the care and dignity that every life deserves. Pieter Posthumus hasn't been doing the job long, but he's determined to do it well. He finds that he cares deeply about the people whose files land on his desk. So when something doesn't seem quite right about a Moroccan immigrant's 'accidental' drowning, Posthumus starts digging. His quest for justice will lead him down some dangerous paths, and into conflict with some very dangerous men...
A page-turner full of suspense and surprising twists and turns...Phenomena like home-grown terrorism make this novel just that much more exciting. Once I started reading I could not put it down. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Sharon Moalem is an award winning physician, scientist and New York Times bestselling author. His work has brought together evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine to explain how the human body works. His nonfiction works include the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest and How Sex Works. He has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The Leonard Lopate Show, The Diane Rehm Show, The Dr. Oz Show, among others.