Redemption Two boys brothers wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea Their kidnapper has gone but soon he will return Their bonds are inescapable But there is a bottle and tar to seal it Paper and a spl

  • Title: Redemption
  • Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • ISBN: 9780141399997
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return Their bonds are inescapable But there is a bottle and tar to seal it Paper and a splinter for writing blood for ink A message begging for help.In Copenhagen s cold cases division Carl M rck has received a bottle It holds an old and decayed message, wriTwo boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return Their bonds are inescapable But there is a bottle and tar to seal it Paper and a splinter for writing blood for ink A message begging for help.In Copenhagen s cold cases division Carl M rck has received a bottle It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood It is a cry for help from two boys Is it real Who are they and why weren t they reported missing Can they possibly still be alive

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    • Jayson says:

      (B+) 77% | GoodNotes: A clever enough crime, though a book of this length needs livelier, less trivial subplots to tent-pole its saggy middle.

    • Harry says:

      Book Review:Ok, if you're looking for the 4th in this seriesyou'll have to wait until end December of this year. And, if you're totally confused as to the actual title of the 4th: look for The Purity of Vengeance. And, if you're looking for a terrible site, go to Penguin, where a search for their own author turns up.The 3rd in the Department Q series does not disappoint. In fact, each installment in this series gets better and better and I've upped the star rating for this one as a result.Before [...]

    • Jamie Rose says:

      This felt like hard workMaybe I'm missing something The book is over 600 pages long. I don't mind long books, howeverThe actual crime part is probably half of that. The rest seems to be utter nonsense about the various individuals employed by the police and those involved in Carl's life. These digressions into his personal life seem to have no point and certainly little or no relevance to the story overallI don't know if the Danish are racist as a nation, however this author certainly portrays t [...]

    • Terri Wino says:

      3-1/2 stars rounded up to 4.Another solid entry in a series whose recurring characters are just as interesting and unusual as the storylines.This book had one of the most diabolical and clever villains that I've ever come across in a realistic setting. Meaning, the crimes he committed are things that could actually happen. This wasn't a superhuman that did fantastical thingswhich made him all the more chilling because of what he was capable of and how he carried out his atrocities. Cold, calcula [...]

    • Jaksen says:

      Wonderful mystery.Carl Morck of Department Q, is once again given a cold case to research, and this one is tantalizing from the start. Based on a note in a bottle found in the waters off Scotland, then traced to events in Denmark, it's a chilling story of a serial killer-kidnapper who targets the families belonging to reclusive religious sects. He kidnaps two children, demands a ransom, then kills one of the children to maintain the silence of the family. Fantastic premise, the story is high-ten [...]

    • Jean-Paul Adriaansen says:

      What a great combination of action, suspense, and humor. Jussi Adler-Olsen is a master in the art of writing police novels. This book is even better thanThe Keeper of Lost Causes .An old message in a bottle puts Department Q in full swing. While Carl Morck has to deal with personal issues (ex-wife, friends, and his dream woman Mona), his work at the office gets "kind-a-complicated." Assad and a new assistant are overly eager to solve the case and health-inspectors are threatening to close his do [...]

    • Bettie☯ says:

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    • Wanda says:

      I like Detective Carl Mørck, despite a couple of his unlovable characteristics—he is quite a prejudiced guy, not really giving his assistants, Assad and Rose, much credit. He is also a gold-bricker, trying his very best to sleep through his final years in the cold case division before retirement. Despite his intentions, the case of this mysterious letter, written in blood and pleading for help, eventually galvanizes him into action and even into danger. It takes a lot of prodding on his assis [...]

    • aPriL does feral sometimes says:

      Denmark's Department Q, responsible for special and cold police cases, is in a state of chaos! Asbestos particles and flies are floating around in the basement offices where Carl Mørck heads the Q department, Rose Knudsen is gone temporarily in a huff and instead her even more annoying sister Ysra has come to help in her place as secretary, and Hafez el-Assad has unexpectedly discovered a clue on deadly arson cases which the rest of the police force was fruitlessly working but had not got very [...]

    • Andy says:

      Back in bed with the Q Department! My fav Nordic Noir of late.New additions to the “gang” are Rose’s "twin" & also Hardy has moved in with the “family” after much humming & harring in the previous read. All add to Carl’s demeanour & obvious stress levels which does entertain as much as his colleagues exasperation at his criticisms of them all. Dysfunctional at Home & at work is the appeal to this series for me as well as a darn fine mystery every time which runs concu [...]

    • FrancoSantos says:

      Deja que se pronuncie sobre la vida quien está ante la muerte; quien sabe que va a ocurrir enseguida; quien ve cómo se le echa encima el momento en que todo se desvanece.Definitivamente esta serie no es para mí. Dudo continuarla. El mensaje que llegó en una botella, en mi opinión, es un libro malo. ¿Por qué digo esto? Porque tiene muchas subtramas aburridas que no afectan en nada a la trama principal, el detective (Carl Mørck) es un personaje insufrible que nunca logró captar mi interé [...]

    • Bonnie Brody says:

      Carl Morck, head of Department Q, is back at the closed files again. Along with his eccentric sidekick Assad, and his more eccentric secretary, Rose, they try to solve the crime of a serial killer who targets children who come from families of unusual and small religious sects. The killer tells the parents that he wants one million kroner in ransom and if the police are called or anyone is told of the crime, the other children in the family will be killed.The characterizations in Adler-Olsen's b [...]

    • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up* says:

      4 stars!This book was miiiiiiiles ahead of the second in the series, which was excruciating. PROS:-The religious aspect of the central crimes was fascinating.-Carl continues to be an only-somewhat-lovable dbag, which is refreshing. No secret good qualities here, folks. Carl just sucks (#realistic), but you're on his side because he's ultimately on the good sideNS:-WAY too many competing mysteries, some of which I will detail behind this spoiler curtain: (view spoiler)[ The past kidnappings, the [...]

    • Nora|KnyguDama says:

      Štai ir trečioji „Q“ serijos dalis perskaityta. Nors antroji dalis „Fazanų žudikai“ širdyje paliko kartoką prieskonį, negalėjau toliau neskaityti šios serijos. Jussi – Adler Olsen tiesiog per gerai rašo. Na, ir nenusivyliau. „Atpirkimas“ – dar vienas puikus skandinavų autoriaus darbas. Nenublanko nei personažai, nei detalių aštrumas nenusileido kol kas mano serijos favoritei „Moteriai narve“. Tikrai aštrus, apgalvotas ir „susuktas“ siužetas čia manęs lau [...]

    • MyGoodBookshelf says:

      The third book in this Scandi-crime series was one that I’d really been looking forward to reading. Needless to say, I wasn’t at all disappointed by its contents. Redemption had a gripping, fast-paced storyline and was well worth the wait; in my opinion is by far the strongest Department Q novel to date. Grumpy Police Detective Carl Mørck comes across as pretty lazy the majority of the time. In fact, on most occasions it is actually his assistant Assad, who does most of the work in followin [...]

    • Sarah Anne says:

      This was a phenomenal book. Adler-Olsen does a truly brilliant job of creating complex characters that puzzle me with their behavior. Inevitably he explains it really well and I'm kind of left amazed.This book involves a man who is targeting people who are a part of very closed religious families. Is he a serial killer? A kidnapper? It takes awhile to get that answer and we get glimpses into his past as well as his present day life along the way. In the meantime, Carl Mørck and his assistant, A [...]

    • Charlene Intriago says:

      It's crime at its darkest - standard fare from most of the Scandinavian writers - and one I was going to give two stars to when I first started reading but only because of the nature of the crime. But, of course, as I got further into the book, I was hooked. Detective Carl Morck of Department Q works the old cases, the cold cases, the ones others have given up on, and this case is old. A bottle found by a fisherman who turned it into a policeman who sat it on a shelf for a number of years and th [...]

    • Vesela says:

      Много ми хареса книгата - типична скандинавска кримка, добре написана! Получих това, което очаквах на 100%! Имаше някои малки неща, които ме дразнеха и бяха абсолютно излишни в романа - като ронещият се азбест от тръбите на подземието, където се помещаваха служителите от отдел [...]

    • Krbo says:

      do sada najbolji Mørck - najljeniji detektiv Danskebila bi i četvorka da humor sa policijske strane nije tako oštro suprostavljen manijakalnim negativcima iz noćnih mora, nekako baš i ne paše

    • Κώστας says:

      «Άφησε το αίµα να στάξει πάνω στο λουστρινένιο παπούτσι του για ένα λεπτό, µπορεί και δύο. Ύστερα έσκισε ένα µεγάλο κοµµάτι χαρτί από τα στρωσίδια του, βούτηξε την ακίδα στο αίµα του Όσο καλύτερα µπορούσε, µε µικρούτσικα γράµµατα, αποτύπωσε σε λέξεις όσα τους συνέβαιναν. Ότα [...]

    • Milena says:

      "Majstorski zaplet vredan divljenja", stoji na korici.Tjah.Pomenuti zaplet je na nivou osrednje epizode Criminal Minds - nije neinteresantan i, ukoliko je poenta bila u tome da se prikaže jedan sasvim izopačen i beskrupulozan um čija su zverstva motivisana ah! nesrećnim detinjstvom provedenim pod tiranijom sumanutog oca religijskog fanatika, onda možda može da se nazove uspelim. Uzevši u obzir koliko je pomenuta tema neoriginalna i nebrojeno puta već viđena u raznim obradama, pošten č [...]

    • Mohikanos says:

      Δυστυχώς, αυτήν τη φορά ο Olsen δεν καταφέρνει να μας προσφέρει ένα ιδιαίτερο μυθιστόρημα όπως τα προηγούμενα δύο του. Από τη μία, φλυαρεί ασκόπως και πρέπει να περάσουν σχεδόν 200 σελίδες για να μπει στο θέμα. Από την άλλη πλευρά, η ιστορία που αφηγείται μοιάζει παρατραβηγμένη [...]

    • Mackey St says:

      Other reviewers have mentioned that they felt Adler-Olsen's books began to drag toward the 3rd and 4th in the series and then pick back up again toward the more recent releases. I don't agree with their assessment. In fact, I have enjoyed this third installment in the Department Q series and believe it is my favorite to date. The characters are finally being developed more thoroughly, there are multi-faceted story lines and the core mystery is always quite fascinating. I never am sure until the [...]

    • Maud says:

      Noodkreet in een fles, amai wat een prachtig geschreven boek, maar tevens ook een verschrikkelijk verhaal :-) die het leest zal het weten, ik vertel niks meer, zou niet tof zijn ;-) denk dat ik mag zeggen dat dit de beste is van de eerste drie boeken van Jussi Adler-Olsen die ik nu reeds heb gelezen - heb in elk geval volop genoten, moest mij zelfs inhouden om niet stiekem naar achteren te bladeren voor het verder verloop, maar dat doe je niet hé ;-)

    • Paula Kalin says:

      This is a terrific mystery series. Well worth the time. The police character studies are what make the books. The day-to-day work life of Carl, Asaad, and Rose are hysterical!The first of the series is still my favorite.

    • Sebastian says:

      I wouldn't exactly say that I had a rough start with this third Carl Mørck novel because it was easy to get into the story but somehow I was torn for quite a while between enjoying this book and being annoyed by several smaller things that bothered me.The case itself was quite interesting right from the start with an old message in a bottle that was once written by an abducted child and after more than a decade found its way to Carl Mørck and his assistant Assad. The boy is presumed to have be [...]

    • Netta says:

      התאכזבתי מאד מהספר הזה, השלישי בסדרת הבלש קארל מרק אשר תורגם לעברית. חיכיתי זמן רב לתרגום הספר השלישי בסדרה, מכיוון שאהבתי מאד את הספר הראשון בסדרה, והתרשמתי מדמותו הסוציומטית של מרק והיחסים המיוחדים והעדינים שנרקמו בינו לבין עוזרו המהגר אסד (נחשו מאיזה מוצא הוא). לעומת זאת, ה [...]

    • Biljana Becirovic says:

      Ovaj treći Carl Morck baš me ugodno iznenadio. Zadnjih 30-ak stranica sam doslovno drhturila od napetosti. A bila sam odlučila da mi je ova zadnja, jer me prve dvije nisu baš, ono, "izule iz cipela", ipak baš je ispalo da je ovaj put treća sreća. Ponešto je čak i počeprkao o Assadu, kao da me je čuo kako vičem na njega kako može biti takvo nezainteresirano čudo i partnera (poprilično pametnog) ne pitat ništa o privatnom životu možda ipak pogledam i četvrti dio. Uglavnom, zadov [...]

    • Suspect X says:

      I am really enjoying "Department Q" series. If you have read the previous books in the series, you should definitely pick up this one as well.

    • Steven Z. says:

      A Conspiracy of Faith by the Danish mystery writer, Jussi Adler-Olsen is the third in his Department Q series centered on police headquarters in Copenhagen that I have read and immensely enjoyed. The lead detective remains Carl Morck, who is assisted by his somewhat eccentric sidekick, Hafez el-Assad (not to be confused with the former murdering dictator of Syria, who is the father of the current murdering dictator of Syria, Bashir el-Assad), and his administrative assistant, Rose/Yrsa Knudsen w [...]

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