The Marco Effect

(Department Q, Bk. 5). 12 CDs. 15:30 hrs. Penguin Audio. 2014. ISBN 9781611762648. $52. digital download. F
Marco, a 14-year-old conscript of a thieving gypsy family, escapes their commune only to stumble upon the grave of a man murdered by them. Desperate to absolve his criminal past, Marco slips clues to the legendary solvers of cold cases, homicide detective Carl Mørck and his adroit Department Q assistants Assad and Rose. The team unravels a trifold mystery littered with multiple murders, bank fraud, and embezzlement before realizing that their young informant is fleeing contract killers engaged to silence him. Graeme Malcolm narrates in a universal British accent as Adler-Olsen propels listeners on an odyssey so intense they may feel that they lived through the story's events themselves.
VERDICT Recommended for series fans and listeners who enjoy Scandinavian crime fiction.

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