The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2013
14 hours 6 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns as Detective Carl Mørck and his Department Q team delve into a cold case that turns into more than they may be able to handle... 

In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her—especially 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 Q.

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.
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Great listen. Adler-Olsen has three great characters in the Department Q team, and while the story is tight with some interesting twists, it’s almost as enjoyable seeing additional dimension added to the relationships between the three. Needless to say, the novel benefits from the performance by Graeme Malcolm, who is perhaps the best of them.

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lauri Preston

this book is, quite simply, a masterpiece. i laughed out loud at witty turns of phrase and sarcastic banter, only to shudder moments later at the evil described. i even found myself turning the book off periodically when apprehension about what was to come became too overwhelming. meanwhile, the narrator (can't remember his name) was perfection, just droll enough to enhance what was written. i can't wait for the next one! jussi adler olsen is clearly at the top of his game,

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