The Purity of Vengeance

The Purity of Vengeance

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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio.
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: p2013.
ISBN: 9781611762396
Characteristics: 11 compact discs (approximately 14 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, 1.4 m. per second, Digital recording
audio file, CD audio, rda
Additional Contributors: Malcolm, Graeme


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Nov 26, 2017

Another enjoyable entry. Rose and Assad bring Danish Detective Carl Merck some intriguing information about missing people. Could the cold cases of 5 people who went missing in 1987 be related? We begin to follow the tragic life of Nete Hermansen, the people who betray her, her unanticipated pregnancies, and her unfortunate contact, years ago, with Dr. Curt Vad. These days, Curt is the elderly leader of a rising right-wing political party, far right, and he's got a past he knows should stay buried. As the past intertwines with the present, things go up the ladder in the police department. It becomes difficult for Department Q. At the same time new evidence emerges in the old case in which Carl was shot and his partners killed or maimed. The finger seems to point close to home. Watch Assad develop his detecting skills and look for the episode where Carl's love life bumps into a dog. Nothing comes easy for our Carl.

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