Inspector 0 returns from a mission abroad to find his new police commander waiting at his office door. There has been a bank robbery - the first ever in Pyongyang - and the commander wants action.0 must start investigating - and immediately - as various ministries demand action. Except, as usual, nothing is ever as it seems in North Korea. Before long, 0 has met a beautiful bank manager, a sharp club owner and the mysterious man in the brown hat, and they all have agendas - none of which involve 0 solving this robbery. But solve it he must, before the wrong ministry comes into power, and 0 is held accountable.
James Church (a pseudonym) is a former Western intelligence officer with decades of experience in Asia.