The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Narrated By: Graeme Malcolm

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: December 2013

Duration: 14 hours 9 minutes


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 Morck 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.


  • 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,