About the book
Rhonda Zander is sent to France to investigate the death of a Dutch banker and former minister whose body was found in the pool at his villa in the south of the country. The young, ambitious public prosecutor stumbles on more and more inconsistencies, but the French police quickly close the case. She discovers that the banker was involved with an institute that trains radical-right youth to fight for the preservation of traditional European values. The Institute for the Occident is located in a monastery in Italy. Then Rhonda meets Ebbe Wolfswinkel, a lawyer who is also interested in the same institute. He works as a liquidator on the bankruptcy of a company that supplied the institute with religious statues.
Driven by their research, Zander and Wolfswinkel meet at the Italian monastery. There, they discover that the institute is a cover for a sinister network of violence and money laundering with tentacles in the highest circles of society.