New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Mørck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose.
In the middle of his habitual morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Detective Inspector Carl Mørck, receives a call from a colleague stationed on the remote Danish island of Bornholm, asking for his help. Carl is suspicious that yet another cold case is being foisted on him until, only a few hours later, the man dies in bizarre circumstances.
Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the investigation. Seventeen years ago, a local girl had been found dead hanging high in a tree, and all clues point to a reclusive sun-worshipping cult that practices on Bornholm.
What really happened to this hanging girl, and what else does the island have to hide? Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon soon realize that this is no cold case at all, but the work of a sadistic manipulator who doesn´t intend to let anything - or anyone - stand in the way.
Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen´s Department Q series:
´Adler-Olsen is the new "it" boy of Nordic Noir´ The Times
´Engrossing´ Sunday Express
´Gripping storytelling´ Guardian
´As impressive as it is unnerving´ Independent