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Buried Paperback – February 26, 2015
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- Publisher : Penguin Books (February 26, 2015)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1405909803
- ISBN-13 : 978-1405909808
- Item Weight : 14.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 1.38 x 7.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #482,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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which is the exact same book so whatever you do if you have read The Marco Effect, do NOT order this book.
They are one and the same book and I am astounded that Amazon did not pick up on this!!
The "guest" in this story, as given in the book description, is a 15 year old boy, Marco. What he can't do to escape his tormentors just isn't worth worrying about - he is the slickest, smartest, most street-wise 15 year old running! That does get just a teeny, tiny bit tedious but, as usual Carl & Co win the day - and I can't wait for Department Q No. 6 to be released. And I am wondering if there is going to be a little of the Lincoln Rhymes about this next book???? Just my personal thought!
Not. Fair to say the least
I started reading a page or two. Then discovered this fact. I am trying to return this "sheep in wolf's clothing"
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This novel has perhaps a bit more than usual of other narrative elements as we follow those who are carrying out a major fraud, as well as a team of criminals doing the usual burglaries and begging. With the beginning starting off in Denmark and Africa so we see how money is being siphoned out of a governmental aid project illegally, resulting in the murder of a couple of people, one of these in Denmark. This particular person has been reported as a missing person and the whole thing has really come to a halt.
But with Carl and his team initially starting out to assist in an ongoing case, so it is Rose who sees an old missing person poster who gives them their next case. With the dark underside of life, where fraud, violence and death come quite easily, so the team are enmeshed in something quite complex, and because they do not have the information that we have are going to need to do a lot of catching up. As with the other novels in this series, why this works is not just the actual criminal cases that they investigate, it is the other elements as well, such as the dysfunctional but working private life of Carl, the mystery that surrounds Assad, the political machinations within the police, and the interactions between our three main characters.
Here then they are on the path of a fifteen-year-old boy, who holds the key to certain parts of their investigation, and who is in danger. For this young lad, Marco, things are not quite so good, as he is a criminal and an illegal immigrant, who doesn’t want to be deported. With lots of thrills and spills so we have a tale that is well enough written and makes you think about the plight of those who get caught up in a dark world, which they would rather be free of. Although at times quite dark this is as usual given lighter moments as there is humour within the story.
As with the previous novels in the series, 'Buried' opens in the recent past (2008) but we soon move into the present day (i.e. 2010). There are lots of different crimes for Department Q to investigate including murder, migrant teenage crime gangs and international political and financial fraud to name just a few.
Add to this, Carl Morck's personal and professional life become even more complicated. Besides Assad and Rose, Carl now has a new person he has to work with (Gordon) and not surprisingly, their personalities are as different as chalk & cheese!
The story is peppered with dry humour with even more hilarious camel similes from Assad. There is plenty of page-turning action, a rich array of characters & further revelations relating to the secondary story-lines that run through each of the novels (which is why it is really beneficial to have read the earlier books).
While 'Buried' is not a quick read, it certainly will hold your interest. In my opinion, you can enjoy this crime thriller as a stand-alone novel, but it is even more enjoyable if you have read the earlier novels in the series (in chronological order).
My only complaint, which obviously arose in the Danish / English translation was the reference to wurst? (German) sausage vendors?? These are 'polse' in Danmark. (hot dogs) and the vendors which proliferate the country are 'polsevogn'. Sorry. I'm an addict and I desperately miss my polar here in the uk!
Mange tak Jussi! Det er fantastik bog!
I love the way he weaves a story though different time periods and different countries. At times a history lesson to involve the reader into the story.