This story, set in Amsterdam amid its wintertime, is of two people. Part of the story is told in first person from Robin Carlson's point of view. Robin is an American ex-Army brat working as a judo instructor and part-time bouncer in a nightclub. Robin's former boyfriend, Cary, shows up at her apartment wanting help to find someone--he doesn't give a name. When Cary goes missing, Robin feels obligated to learn what happened to him and to follow through on finding "Mr. Nobody." She calls on friends who have deft computer skills, and a lot of street smarts as she sorts through the vague information.
In counterpoint is a third-person story--that of Jan Wolf--a man with savant qualities. Jan has been reduced to homelessness by loss of his memory. His dire straits were caused when the henchmen of an organization creating destructive drugs tried to kill him. He had been working with Robin's boyfriend, but barely remembers. He fights his muddled thoughts and attempts to rescue street friends who have been kidnapped as test subjects for the drug. This thrusts him into the heart of danger.
The two stories become linked, and the interweave between Robin and Jan is marked with verve and distinctive voices. Although the good guy/bad guy aspects are obvious near the start of Looking for Mr. Nobody, the story twists and turns to a tension-filled conclusion.
This report prepared by K Cheatham