Detective Carl Morck has just returned to duty after being shot and losing his partner in a shootout and is not sure he's ready to work again. Carl is a brilliant but difficult detective and is promoted to Department Q of which he is the only member, he is assigned cold cases and plans to do as little as possible in his so called promotion job.
Carl is doing just that until he comes across the case of Merete Lynggaard a beautiful and powerful politician who vanished 5 years ago. The case calls for Carl to demand an assistant and he is given Syrian born Assad who is a quirky but valuable aide, together they find if Merete jumped off a ferry or was abducted and is still alive. A great suspense story filled with a stellar protagonist and and an aide who also adds some humor and lightness to the book. This book would appeal to fans of "Jo Nesbo", "Henning Mankell", "Karin Fossum".