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A Conspiracy of Faith: A Department Q Novel

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ISBN13: 9780142180815
ISBN10: 0142180815
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The New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with another shocking cold case in his exhilarating Department Q series.

Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren't they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

Carl's investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage — her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband — or to herself.

Carl and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen.

Review:

“A shattering parable of honest individuals caught up in the corruption of our times.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"Adler-Olsen's cast might seem like stock crime-fiction characters at first glance — the curmudgeonly detective, the flighty secretary, the suspiciously resourceful assistant — but in his hands they are unpredictable and entertaining. This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes." Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

“[T]his mix of offbeat departmental politics, puzzling clues, and pulse pounding pursuit delivers the goods.” Booklist

About the Author

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestseller. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe, and he's won many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards, including the Glass Key Award — also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Peter Høeg. He lives in Denmark.

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Russian lit-mystery fan, February 1, 2015 (view all comments by Russian lit-mystery fan)
Jussi Adler-Olsen has created a unique police procedural series, set in Denmark. The members of Department Q are tasked with investigating cold cases. Detective Carl Mørck, is a cynical investigator who has taken responsibility for the care of his former detective partner who was paralyzed in a routine police action gone horribly wrong, leaving another officer dead. He is forever aggravated in very humorous ways by his two assistants: Hafez el-Assad (a Syrian emigrant with an unusual skill set), and Rose and her “twin” sister (who sometimes randomly comes in to work her shift). The humor is welcome, because Adler-Olsen writes some of the best page-turning tense noir fiction today.

A Conspiracy of Faith begins with a message in a bottle found in a seaside town in Scotland. Through an accident of fate the note, written in Danish in what turns out to be blood, was forgotten on a shelf for many years, before its significance is suspected and it is sent to Denmark for investigation. Adler-Olsen intricately weaves the investigation of a past kidnapping/murder case, with glimpses of another kidnapping of two children which mysteriously has not been reported to police. The dramatic merging of these two story elements is masterfully accomplished.

Warning: I lost a lot of sleep over this one, as I could not put this book down. I ate with it, kept on reading it while working out on the elliptical trainer, and even read it while brushing my teeth. It was so well-written I turned around and reread it immediately, just to savor the story’s perfect construction. I highly recommend this book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142180815
Subtitle:
A Department Q Novel
Author:
Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.84 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 528 pages Plume - English 9780142180815 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A shattering parable of honest individuals caught up in the corruption of our times.”
"Review" by , "Adler-Olsen's cast might seem like stock crime-fiction characters at first glance — the curmudgeonly detective, the flighty secretary, the suspiciously resourceful assistant — but in his hands they are unpredictable and entertaining. This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes."
"Review" by , “[T]his mix of offbeat departmental politics, puzzling clues, and pulse pounding pursuit delivers the goods.”
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