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The absent one
Jussi Adler-Olsen
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Adler-Olsen, Denmark's leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, Keeper of Lost Things, with his second Department Q novel. No one knows how prickly Copenhagen Deputy Det. Supt. Carl Morck, the head of Department Q, which handles cold cases, received the file about the 1987 murder of an 18-year-old brother and a 17-year-old sister in a summer cottage. At the time suspicion fell on six boarding-school friends, but the police could find no evidence. Nine years later, a member of that group, the only one who had been on scholarship, confessed and went to prison. Morck and his misfit assistants, Assad and Rose, discover that the blood lust of those same students, now wealthy leaders of society, has not abated. These men fear only one thing-a homeless woman who used to be part of their gang. An insightful look at ruthless people seduced by violence and hiding behind their wealth fuels the surprise-filled plot. Morck's life is never simple, whether it involves office politics, stymied investigations, or guilt over his paralyzed partner. Agent: Sarah Hunt Cooke, international rights director at Penguin UK. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

In the second installation of his "Department Q" novels, Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes) brings Det. Carl Morck out of the basement and back onto the streets of Copenhagen. Twenty years ago, a brother and sister were sadistically tortured and murdered in their family's cabin. The original suspects (boarding school gang members) are from highly influential and wealthy families, most of whom have grown into elite and untouchable millionaires. After being turned on aggressively by the others, Kimmie, the only female of the group, has gone off the radar and threatens all that the men hold dear-and Morck is on a mission to find her, no matter the odds. Verdict Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre in his sleuth. Morck is a tenacious, hard-hitting force who can't be diverted from his case. Readers of detective fiction, international crime fiction, and suspense fiction will highly enjoy this thriller. While the book can be read as a stand-alone novel, readers will be unable to resist seeking out and devouring the first and subsequent series titles.-Jennifer Funk, McKendree Univ. Lib., Lebanon, IL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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