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Dossier 64 by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Dossier 64 (original 2010; edition 2012)

by Jussi Adler-Olsen

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Title:Dossier 64
Authors:Jussi Adler-Olsen (Author)
Collections:Your library, Gelezen in 2013, Thrillers
Tags:Thriller, Denemarken

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The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen (2010)

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This will almost certainly be the last department Q I will read. The promise of something more than a plot driven page turner, on a downward trend since the first, has completely evaporated and we are now down to a mass market thriller, not what I look for in Scandinavian noir. 9 Oct 2015. ( )
  alanca | Oct 9, 2015 |
Danish detective, Carl Morck, heads the Department Q cold case squad, along with his ragtag squad with the mysterious Syrian Assad and whacky Rose. In thsir investigation, they learn of the systematic incarceration and forced sterilization of 'troubled' girls and women, fortunately since discontinued. Does this have anything to do with multiple disappearances in the late '80's? And how might an evil doctor, now heading the ethnically superior Purity Party, be connected? A good fast read. Adler-Olsen is really hitting his stride in this series. ( )
  michigantrumpet | Jul 12, 2015 |
Adler-Olsen continues to keep me glued to the page in this 4th installment of the Department Q series. Although I am not usually a fan of mysteries which feature interspersed sections from the killer's point of view, this style worked well here as we slowly learn about Nete's life. Meanwhile, there are some intriguing developments on the attack on Karl & his colleagues which crippled Hardy. I am beginning to wonder if Hardy is the one who was corrupt.... ( )
  leslie.98 | Apr 28, 2015 |
Another fine book by this brilliant Author ( )
  dano35ie | Jan 29, 2015 |
Also under the title “Guilt” and as “Dossier 64”

Book 4 in the Department Q series

Exploring cold cases is what the squad at Department Q does best, add a little history, mix a bit of humour and plunge your reader into a fascinating mystery and you have a good combination that surely will please most suspense buffs.

In this latest the three person unit headed up by Carl Morck come against an old intricate plot of social engineering going back to 1929, the desire for a pure race and the legal sterilization of the “mentally retarded”.

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The opening scene brings our trio on a case of a missing brothel owner who disappeared decades ago while they were investigating the life of a woman who killed her husband and has attempted suicide not long after. As expected this intricate mystery doesn't stay there soon weaved into it is the case of a strange mix of people who had all gone missing the same day while on their way to Copenhagen. All of them were visiting the same elderly and reclusive woman at the time of their disappearance. This part was my preferred section, totally suspenseful and expertly written to provide everything one wish in a mystery.

Eventually all threads intersects and comes together thanks to the hilarious Assad and the multiple-personality plagued Rose who played a huge part in finding links to solving this bouillabaisse of suspense. Although the investigations are ultimately resolved, there are plenty of personal and professional issues left to explore for the next installment.

Even if the subject is rather gruesome this book is overall a winner. It is written with nifty twists, many surprises and turns galore some difficult to foresee. We have cold, callous villains, bigots and extreme nationalists etc. playing roles to highlight the distasteful aspects of life in Denmark. These characters are well-drawn and very engaging. This is a suspense novel with a degree of depth that most mysteries lack and is populated with personalities that have substance.

This book may be a bit long that it needed to be but is a worthy addition to any library. ( )
  Tigerpaw70 | Dec 27, 2014 |
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Aitken, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huttunen, Katriinasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malcolm, GraemeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Terwijl Rose graaft in de dossiers van prostituee Rita, moeten Carl Morck en zijn collega Assad een moordzaak aanpakken. Al snel komen verdachte aanwijzingen boven water die leiden naar een geïsoleerd eiland waar vroeger vrouwen van lichte zeden werden gedeporteerd.
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International superstar Jussi Adler-Olsen, with more than fourteen million copies of his books sold worldwide, delivers his latest in the bestselling Department Q series, a perplexing cold case with sinister modern-day consequences. In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark. More than twenty years later, Detective Carl already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner, a woman named Rita, who went missing in the eighties. New evidence has emerged in the case that destroyed the lives of his two partners - the case that sent Carl to Department Q. But when Carl's assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl takes notice. As they sift through the disappearances, they get closer and closer to Curt Wad, who is more determined than ever to see the vision of his youth take hold and whose brutal treatment of Nete and others like her is only one small part of his capacity for evil. --… (more)

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