Victim 2117: Department Q 8 - Department Q (Paperback)Jussi Adler-Olsen (author)
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In the heart-pounding new installment of the No.1 bestselling Department Q series, a terrifying international investigation reveals the complex backstory of one of the department's own - the enigmatic Assad.
The newspaper refers to the dead body only as Victim 2117 - the two thousand, one hundred and seventeenth refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea.
But to three people, the victim is so much more, and the death sets off a chain of events that throws Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division led by Detective Carl Morck, into a deeply dangerous - and deeply personal - case: a case that not only reveals dark secrets about the past, but has deadly implications for the future.
For a troubled Danish teen, the death of Victim 2117 becomes a symbol of everything he resents and is the perfect excuse to unleash his murderous impulses. For Ghallib, a brutal tormentor from the notorious prison Abu Ghraib, the death of Victim 2117 was the first step in a terrorist plot, years in the making. And for Department Q's Assad, Victim 2117 is a link to his buried past and to the family he assumed was long dead.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 36 mm
Tackles complex social issues including while entertaining the reader with Adler-Olsen's trademark mix of suspense and humour
Jussi Adler-Olsen, with his unrestrained humor and warm heart, is a kind of Danish mentor to us . . . Victim 2117 grows into a hard-hitting fist that lands heavily and relentlessly in the midst of our time * Lars Kepler, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Joona Linna series *
Victim 2117 is a mind-blowing adventure, a huge adrenaline rush. Trust me on this, you won't want to put it down * Catherine Coulter, bestselling author of Deadlock *
The new "it" boy of Nordic Noir * Times *
Gripping story-telling * Guardian *
Mesmerising writing * Independent *
Everything you could possibly want from a thriller and much, much more * Kirkus *
Scandinavian crime novels don't get much darker than Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q police procedurals * New York Times Book Review *
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