The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel

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Penguin Group USA, Dec 31, 2013 - Fiction - 400 pages
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International superstar Jussi Adler-Olsen, with more than fourteen million copies of his books sold worldwide, returns with the fourth book in his New York Times bestselling Department Q series, about 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 Mørck 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.

With The Purity of Vengeance, Jussi Adler-Olsen delivers a thrilling and shocking addition to his bestselling Department Q series.

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An ending so exciting with a big surprise. - Goodreads
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Review: The Purity of Vengeance (Afdeling Q #4)

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

In my opinion, Adler-Olsen is one of the best of a strong field of writers from Scandinavia. This 4th Department Q novel, however, takes a bit of a turn and seems closer to a political exercise than ... Read full review

Review: The Purity of Vengeance (Afdeling Q #4)

User Review  - Carrie Rubin - Goodreads

After reading the third book in the Department Q series, I wasn't sure about reading the fourth, but I'm glad I did. The cold case was interesting, and Carl's relationship with his sidekicks, Assad ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN is Denmark's #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestseller. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe and have sold more than fourteen million copies around the world. His many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards include the Glass Key Award, also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Peter Høeg.

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