Q5: The Marco Effect / Buried

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.

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***** – Jyllands-Posten
The Marco Effect has everything that readers now many countries expect and appreciate: hair-raising stories that weave in and out between each other, frantic chases, tricks to this and that in the Danish as well as global (dis) order , a sense of basic humanity amid a hurried and callous world, a critical eye for power often corrupting nature and – not least – a reckless, disrespectful and so gloriously liberating humor, which certainly (and unfortunately) not characteristic of Nordic crime fiction in general.

***** – Ekstra Bladet
An excellent thriller in a full breathtaking pace, extremely well written and with a plot that is quite unusual exciting and well built … Another tophit from Jussi Adler-Olsen

***** – Frederiksborg Amts Paper
The Marco Effect is like the predecessors well written. The pages turn by themselves, for it can not go fast enough to find out what awaits around the corner

***** – JydskeVestkysten
It is constantly good and immersive entertainment … Jussi keeps the level of his previous Department Q-books

***** – Dagbladenes bureau
A fast-paced and bloody course … the team consisting of Carl, Assad and Rose from the Department Q are back in town

***** – LIV Magazine
A soft chair is unnecessary – you will be on the edge anyway

… Eminent entertainment in a quality that explains Jussi effect

A well orchestrated plot. You eat the pages one after another

ALT for damerne
Perhaps it is the dry laconic narrative that makes the difference. Perhaps the warmth, the author surrounds people at the bottom of society with. Or perhaps it is simply the compressed atmosphere between the trio of Department Q, that makes a Jussi-book a must-read if you are into Nordic Noir.