The fourth book in his Department Q series, New York
Times bestselling author and Denmark's #1 crime writer Jussi
Adler-Olsen returns with Detective Carl Mørck's most sinister case
In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused
herespecially Curt Wad, a surgeon who was part of a movement to
sterilize wayward girls in the 1950s.
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 sent Carl to Department
But when Carl's assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous
other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl
takes notice. Sifting through the evidence, they inch closer to
Curt Wad, who is still committed to his twisted beliefs, and whose
treatment of Nete only hints at his capacity for evil.