This satirical social first novel is intended as a kind of European response to Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.
Instead of San Francisco, Pierre Tá Mar's novel is set mainly in Amsterdam (and partly in Brussels) in the 1970's and 1980's. The central thread running through the book is a bizarre murder committed at the Amsterdam's Central Station. The victim, a defrocked Priest is the administrator at a research and teaching institute at one of the city's universities. The attempts by Inspector Veenstra to find the killer bring to light many of the social and erotic peculiarities of Amsterdam and Brussels. This work is the intended as the first of a series.