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 . .
. Her husband will not tell the truth: where he goes, what he does,
how long he will be away. For days on end she waits and when he
returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But
enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost
to him - or to herself. In Copenhagen's cold cases division Carl
Morck 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? In 2013, the makers of the Stieg Larsson
movies and The Killing will bring Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q
novels, including Mercy, Disgrace and Redemption, to the big