This is a straightforward police procedural with a fairly predictable plot (although Baantjer was able to keep some cards up his sleeve for the end). The narrative is simple but not spare. It‘s also laced with humor and subtle wit, as well as some compelling discussions between De Cock and Vledder regarding the merits of, or what is lacking in, certain laws. Baantjer‘s descriptive style is understated yet compelling. I‘ll be revisiting Baantjer!