All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. But when one of his professors offers to send American grad student Jack Farmer to Europe to do historical research in Amsterdam's Begijnhof-a peaceful closed community in the heart of the bustling Dutch capital-Jack looks forward to a summer of mostly play and not much work. Then he meets Jet Schilders, an attractive young nurse who takes care of the elderly woman next door, and realizes that his summer in The Netherlands might just turn out to be even more fun than he'd hoped.
When the woman next door is brutally murdered, though, and her nurse turns out to be the prime suspect, Jack and Jet join forces in an attempt to find the real killer and clear her name. But their investigation puts them in Dutch with the local police, and a second murder raises the stakes ... and paints a target on both of their backs.
"Dutch Threat has wit, charm, and lovely crisp prose-everything that's great about Josh Pachter's short fiction. His debut novel was a long time coming, and it was well worth the wait " -Tom Mead, author of Death and the Conjuror and The Murder Wheel