This novel was an international bestseller and the first installment of Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling Department Q series. It tells the story of Carl Mørck who used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl—who didn’t draw his weapon—blames himself. A promotion is the last thing he expects, but Department Q turns out to be a department of one, and Carl has been put out to pasture with only a stack of Copenhagen’s coldest cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanished five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn’t dead … yet.
Mr. Adler-Olsen is Denmark's #1 crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe, and he has won many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards. The Guardian called this book "gripping storytelling."
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