Marco Effect--Canceled

Marco Effect--Canceled : A Department Q Novel

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Jussi Adler-Olsen has sold more than 15 million books worldwide A teenaged boy on the run propels Detective Carl Morck into Department Q's most sinister case yet
Fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson longs to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. Unfortunately, his Uncle Zola forces the children of their former gypsy clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body that proves the true extent of Zola's criminal activities, he goes on the run. But it turns out his family members aren't the only ones who want to keep Marco silent ... forever.
Detective Carl Morck wants to save the boy, but Marco's trail leads him to a case that extends from Denmark to Africa, from embezzlers to child soldiers, from seemingly petty crime rings to the very darkest of cover-ups.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 134.87 x 203.2 x 26mm | 358g
  • Plume Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014218196X
  • 9780142181966
  • 1,246,517

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Praise for "The Purity of Vengeance"

"[A] sordid tale... inspired by actual events during a dark period of Danish history. Ah, but there is more, so much more in this frenzied thriller..."
-- "The New York Times Book Review"

"When your series relies on cold cases, it's not always easy to craft plots that have both historical interest and an air of urgency, but it's something Adler-Olsen is very good at." -- "Booklist"

"Adler-Olsen merges story lines...with ingenious aplomb, effortlessly mixing hilarities with horrors...This crime fiction tour de force could only have been devised by an author who can even turn stomach flu into a belly laugh." -- "Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
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About Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen lives in Denmark.
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