The Keeper of Lost Causesby Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Homicide Detective Carl Moerk nearly died in a shoot-out that claimed the life of one officer and paralyzed another. Since his return to work, guilt over his inability to draw his gun during the attack has made him belligerent around his fellow officers. In a political move that transfers him out of the department and satisfies the government's promise to solve more cases, Moerk is made the head of Department Q and sent to the basement to run his department of one. He finds discrepancies in a police report on the disappearance of a young female politician traveling on a ferry bound for Germany five years earlier. When Moerk reopens the case, he is drawn into an unimaginable nightmare.
The Keeper of Lost Causes successfully blends the best of the police procedural with nail-biting suspense in a winning crime novel. It is the first novel in a series and was written by a best-selling Scandinavian crime writer new to American audiences. Readers who enjoy crime fiction by authors such as Val McDermid or Jo Nesbo should check out this new series.
Reviewed by ds, 09/11. Other reviews by ds. Have you read this book? Tell us what you think!