Zusatztext Scandinavian crime novels don't get much darker than Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q police procedurals Informationen zum Autor Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestselling author. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe and have sold more than twenty-seven million copies around the world. His many prestigious worldwide crime-writing awards include the Barry Award and the Glass Key Award, also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, and Stieg Larsson. Klappentext The master of the Nordic thriller returns with the eighth instalment of the gripping Department Q series. Vorwort The master of the Nordic thriller returns with the eighth instalment of the gripping Department Q series. Zusammenfassung THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR 27 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARD In the heart-pounding eighth instalment 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 Mørck, 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. ...
Tackles complex social issues including while entertaining the reader with Adler-Olsen's trademark mix of suspense and humour