By Pieter Aspe
Internet als commissaris Pieter Van In denkt dat hij even kan uitblazen na het onthutsende avontuur met het stamcelonderzoek waarbij hij bijna de verdrinkingsdood stierf, krijgt hij een merkwaardig telefoontje van een oude vriendin. Haar broer is spoorloos verdwenen en zij schakelt de discrete hulp in van Van In. Ze wil geen officieel onderzoek, wish haar broer is geheim agent en het is niet toegestaan op enigerlei wijze de aandacht op de geheime dienst te vestigen.
Als Van In zijn privéonderzoek commence, ontdekt hij al gauw dat er binnen de Europese geheime dienst in oprichting verschillende strekkingen zijn en dat afdelingen elkaar niet alleen wantrouwen, maar ook tegenwerken. De agenten houden elkaar nauwlettend en angstvallig in het oog. Van In stuit op een complot binnen de dienst en hij vermoedt dat de broer van zijn jeugdvriendin over aanwijzingen beschikte die hem in acuut levensgevaar hebben gebracht. Er ontstaat een kat-en-muisspel, waarbij Van In uiteindelijk de stervende broer vindt. In een ultieme krachtmeting slaagt hij erin een ramp te vermijden. Daarbij wekt hij de bewondering van de best van de geheime dienst.
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M. m. yesterday. “She put up a terrific fight,” said Chief of Detectives Robert Colangelo. (p. 3) The story was just so awful. ” I wondered. Wolfpack! Prey! Savage! I had long ago stopped getting angry at these kinds of references to black people. I would just grow cold. How can someone stand on the inside of things and still be on the outside? From a racial point of view, some white people have found a way to make this A Jogger Is Raped in Central Park 37 happen, to make black people appear to live in two spaces at once.
7 It was finally beginning to sink in that maybe, just maybe, many whites could not allow themselves to see blacks as equal human beings. It occurred to me that this was an idea I had always resisted. I wondered what it would mean if I accepted this notion. ” But, I was beginning to see that if this had not happened there would have been something else. Among most white journalists I spoke to, the suspects’ guilt was not in doubt. Many black journalists, however, questioned the story coming out of the police.
Periodic communiqués from the radio led Richards to pull out of one parking spot and zip around a few corners and park again. Then he would do it again, and again. Finally, Richards found his quarry. It was not a person or persons; it was a picture. Richards screeched to a stop shortly after the car in front of us halted. The whole thing unfolded like a slow-motion scene in a movie. The unmarked police car up ahead had suddenly turned diagonally in the street and jumped the curb to block the passage of a young black male—maybe only in his late teens—walking down the sidewalk.
De Vijand (Van In, Book 26) by Pieter Aspe