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Internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with an astonishing and sinister case for Department Q.

All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body—proving the true extent of Zola’s criminal activities—he goes on the run. But his family members aren’t the only ones who will go to any lengths to keep Marco silent … forever.

Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Mørck needs is for his assistants, Assad and Rose, to pick up a missing persons case on a whim: Carl’s nemesis is his new boss, and he’s saddled Department Q with an unwelcome addition. But when they learn that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy. Carl’s actions propel the trio into 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tense, pleasurable read.”

    USA Today

  • “Once again, Adler-Olsen vividly portrays a country and its people with a compassionate and often humorous eye. Grade: A.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “If you like the dark humor, wisecracking, and layered betrayals of Raymond Chandler, then read Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series.”

    Men’s Journal

  • “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

  • “Jussi Adler-Olsen has written a tense, riveting, suspenseful, and quirky novel…The Marco Effect is, simply put, a gem.”


  • “Engrossing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Adler-Olsen, Denmark’s bestselling author, has a way with multiple plotlines that eventually converge…The Marco Effect works, because Marco is a compelling hero, the villains are truly odious, and Mørck and his quirky, savvy subordinates ultimately carry the day.”


  • “Graeme Malcolm’s mature, comfortable British voice suits the world of Danish policeman Carl Mørck as he battles authority and life in general as head of Dept Q cold cases. Malcolm is also believable as Carl’s two disparate assistants, a Muslim immigrant named Assad and a Goth named Rose. The story is well plotted as it weaves the financial fraud of an African aid project with the plight of Marco, a gypsy boy who is forced to pickpocket for a modern-day Fagin. After a slow build, the twists and turns are constant. Malcolm’s characterizations never slip, even though he must juggle Congolese boy soldiers, gypsies, and Eastern Europeans, as well as Danes. Although this is the fifth in the Department Q series, it can be listened to and enjoyed by those new to the series.”


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