The Marco Effect

The Marco Effect

A Department Q Novel


Read by: Graeme Malcolm

Format
Audiobook Download – Unabridged
Price
$45.00
 
  • Audiobook Download – Unabridged
  • ISBN 9780698153585
  • 15:19:00 Duration
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult

Overview

The New York Times and internationally bestselling author 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’ll 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.
The Marco Effect

The Marco Effect

Jussi Adler-Olsen, Read by: Graeme Malcolm

Praise

Praise for The Purity of Vengeance

“[A] sordid tale… inspired by actual events during a dark period of Danish history. Ah, but there is more, so much more in this frenzied thriller…”
The New York Times Book Review

“When your series relies on cold cases, it’s not always easy to craft plots that have both historical interest and an air of urgency, but it’s something Adler-Olsen is very good at.”
Booklist

“Adler-Olsen merges story lines…with ingenious aplomb, effortlessly mixing hilarities with horrors…This crime fiction tour de force could only have been devised by an author who can even turn stomach flu into a belly laugh.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for The Absent One:

“Adler-Olsen, Denmark’s leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, The Keeper of Lost Causes, with his second Department Q novel.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre in his sleuth….While the book can be read as a stand-alone novel, readers will be unable to resist seeking out and devouring the first and subsequent series titles.”
Library Journal  (starred review)

Praise for A Conspiracy of Faith

“A shattering parable of honest individuals caught up in the corruption of our times.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Compelling… impossible to put down the book.”
Associated Press
Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen and the Department Q novels:

“Adler-Olsen merges story lines…with ingenious aplomb, effortlessly mixing hilarities with horrors…This crime fiction tour de force could only have been devised by an author who can even turn stomach flu into a belly laugh.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Purity of Vengeance

“[A] sordid tale… inspired by actual events during a dark period of Danish history. Ah, but there is more, so much more in this frenzied thriller…”
The New York Times Book Review on The Purity of Vengeance

“When your series relies on cold cases, it’s not always easy to craft plots that have both historical interest and an air of urgency, but it’s something Adler-Olsen is very good at.”
Booklist on The Purity of Vengeance

“This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book.”
The Oregonian on The Keeper of Lost Causes

 
Praise for The Marco Effect

“Engrossing…a roller coaster ride through Copenhagen’s seedy underbelly.” - Publishers Weekly

“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

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.” - Booklist

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

 
Praise for The Keeper of Lost Causes:

“The pages fly by as the twisty puzzle unfolds. Stieg Larsson fans will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[An] absorbing psychological thriller.”  — Library Journal (starred review)

“Comparisons [to Stieg Larsson] are inevitable and, while he may lack a Salander, Adler-Olsen’s prose is superior to Larsson’s, his tortures are less discomfiting, and he has a sense of humor.”— Booklist (starred review)

“Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book.” — The Oregonian
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