An ambassador twas found died with a knife on his back in a sleazy motel room in Thailand.
Harry Hole was sent to Thailand to investigation and try to delay a scandal.
Harry is doing his best under unusual heat for him.
Who is he meeting on the day of the murder?
The suspects list is short as there isn't anyone who stand out as the obvious killer.
So Harry used his usual tactic to poke around a bit and asking lot of direct, sometimes inappropriate questions.