The Marco Effect: A Department Q Novel

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A teenaged boy on the run propels Detective Carl Morck into Department Q's most sinister case yet in the fifth novel in Jussi Adler-Olsen's New York Times bestselling series.

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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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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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)
Praise for "The Absent One"
"Adler-Olsen, Denmark's leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, "The Keeper of Lost Causes," with his second Department Q novel." --"Publishers Weekly ("starred review)
"Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre in his sleuth....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." -- "Library Journal" (starred review)

Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen and the Department Q novels:
"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) on "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 "on" The Purity of Vengeance"
"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 on "The Purity of Vengeance""
"This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes."
--"Library Journal "(starred review)
"Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book."
-- "The Oregonian "on "The Keeper of Lost Causes"
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)
Praise for "The Absent One"
Adler-Olsen, Denmark s leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, "The Keeper of Lost Causes," with his second Department Q novel. "Publishers Weekly ("starred review)
Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre in his sleuth .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. "Library Journal" (starred review)

Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen and the Department Q novels:
"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) on "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 "on" The Purity of Vengeance"
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 on "The Purity of Vengeance""
This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes."
"Library Journal "(starred review)
"Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book.
"The Oregonian "on "The Keeper of Lost Causes"
"

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)
Praise for The Absent One
Adler-Olsen, Denmark s leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, The Keeper of Lost Causes, with his second Department Q novel. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre in his sleuth .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. Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen and the Department Q novels:
"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) on 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 on The Purity of Vengeance
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 on The Purity of Vengeance
This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes."
Library Journal (starred review)
"Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book.
The Oregonian on The Keeper of Lost Causes
"

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)
Praise for The Absent One
"Adler-Olsen, Denmark's leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, The Keeper of Lost Causes, with his second Department Q novel." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre in his sleuth....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." -- Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen and the Department Q novels:
"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) on 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 on The Purity of Vengeance
"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 on The Purity of Vengeance
"This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes."
--Library Journal (starred review)
"Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book."
-- The Oregonian on The Keeper of Lost Causes
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)
Praise for The Absent One
-Adler-Olsen, Denmark's leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, The Keeper of Lost Causes, with his second Department Q novel.- --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
-Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre in his sleuth....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.- -- Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen and the Department Q novels:
-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) on 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 on The Purity of Vengeance
-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 on The Purity of Vengeance
-This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes.-
--Library Journal (starred review)
-Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book.-
-- The Oregonian on The Keeper of Lost Causes
Praise for The Marco Effect
"Engrossing...a roller coaster ride through Copenhagen's seedy underbelly."--Publishers Weekly
"This series goes from triumph to triumph...This is the best book I've read in 2014 so far. Highly recommended."--Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
"Marco is a compelling hero, the villans are truly odious, and Morck and his quirky, savvy subordinates ultimately carry the day."--Booklist
"If you like the dark humor, wisecracking, and layered betrayals of Raymond Chandler, then read Adler-Olsen's Department Q series."--Men's Journal
"A tense, pleasurable read."--USA Today
The fast pace, intricate plot, and gritty style will appeal to fans of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch mysteries."--Library Journal
More Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q series

"[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
"This book is not for the faint of heart, but for readers who enjoy dark humor and wisecracking heroes and heroines, you'll love Department Q."--Suspense Magazine
"It can be hard to distinguish Scandinavian crime writers--there are a lot of them, and their names have consonant clusters and umlauts and all that jazz--but Jussi Adler-Olsen is a name to know. In a crowded genre, Adler-Olsen is an outlier."--GQ.com
"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)
"This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes."--Library Journal (starred 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

Praise for The Marco Effect

"Engrossing...a roller coaster ride through Copenhagen's seedy underbelly."--Publishers Weekly

"This series goes from triumph to triumph...This is the best book I've read in 2014 so far. Highly recommended."--Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

"Marco is a compelling hero, the villans are truly odious, and Morck and his quirky, savvy subordinates ultimately carry the day."--Booklist

"If you like the dark humor, wisecracking, and layered betrayals of Raymond Chandler, then read Adler-Olsen's Department Q series."--Men's Journal

"A tense, pleasurable read."--USA Today

The fast pace, intricate plot, and gritty style will appeal to fans of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch mysteries."--Library Journal

More Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q series

"[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

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