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Victim 2117

Victim 2117

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 her 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 her 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 a clue that the family he assumed was long dead may still be alive.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th March 2020

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781786486202

Reviews

The new "it" boy of Nordic Noir
Times
Gripping story-telling
Guardian
Mesmerising writing
Independent
Scandinavian crime novels don't get much darker than Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q police procedurals
New York Times Book Review
Tackles complex social issues including while entertaining the reader with Adler-Olsen's trademark mix of suspense and humour
Daily Express