On November 4, ‘Natrium Chlorid’ will be released to all Danish readers and later on to readers around the world. This is the ninth book of the planned ten novels in the series on Department Q.

“I am so happy that the book will be published now,” says Jussi Adler-Olsen. “The title means ‘salt’, which has always had a great influence on our history and living conditions. If you combine this with the thriller elements and Carl, Assad, Rose and Gordon from Department Q, you have an epic novel about morality and ethics today.”

“It has not been easy for me to write, while this huge pandemic flooded all thoughts and occupied us all. Suddenly I found I had all the time in the world, and for me that made it more difficult to get things done! But in October I found it was now, and I began writing a lot every day. And in the middle of it all, my wife and I moved and completely renovated our new house, but I set out that I would write purposefully and focused every day so I could meet my deadline. And succeeded. It was really good for me, and it was really good for the novel, ”he says. “I hope you readers will enjoy it.”

About the thriller:

On her 60th birthday a woman commits suicide and thereby opens an unsolved case from 1988. At first this does not seem to have anything to do with Department Q, but Carl Mørck’s superior, Marcus Jacobsen, sees things differently and Carl & Co. is reluctantly pulled in. No one could know that this would get to be the most comprehensive and difficult case for Rose, Assad, Gordon and Carl ever to get involved in.

Through three decades numerous people have been victims of a violent and cunning killer who every second year choses a victim and kills it in a way so it looks like everything else than a murder. These victims are not at all random and the dates they are killed are very special and well planned. Because of the Covid-19 Department Q is busier than ever and time is running out, because the killer is far from finished.