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Mercy-Hunted Imprisoned she will never beg for Mercy
Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780141399966
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Scandinavia's new bestselling crime writing phenomenon is now revealed. Rights sold in 17 countries and an International Bestseller

Jussi Adler-Olsen has sold more than 360,000 copies of his novels in Denmark, which is an unparalleled success for a population of merely 5 million people - making him Scandinavia's new Stieg Larsson

Introduces one of the most memorable cop duos in the world of international thriller fiction - Detective Carl Mørck and his Syrian assistant Assad

‘As good as Stieg Larsson’ Hamburger Morgenpost

‘Tells his stories as wichkedly as dean Koontz’ Jydske Vestkysten

Sometimes you get a second chance . . .

Carl Mørck used to be a good homicide detective. One of Copenhagen's best, in fact. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and Carl, because he didn't draw his gun, blames himself. Now his erratic behaviour is going to cost him his job. It's just a matter of time.

So promotion is the last thing he expects. Newly created Department Q deals with 'cases of special focus'. His former colleagues think it's a joke - a home for hopeless cases. Carl, leading it, will fit right in. Except that his first case is that of missing politician Merete Lynggaard. She vanished five years ago. Everyone assumes she's dead. Everyone assumes it's a waste of time.

Everyone, that is, except Carl. Because Merete isn't dead - at least not yet.