Book Review: ‘Victim 2117: A Department Q Novel’ By Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen is back with his newest Department Q novel. My first time reading one and it’s a thrilling story right from the beginning to the very end. You won’t be able to put it down.

In Copenhagen journalist Joan Aiguader has written a story that had false information about a Syrian refugee victim. She turned up dead on the beach but it turns out she was murdered. He didn’t know that fact when he reported what he did. She was victim number 2117 to drown in the Mediterranean, as refugees try to escape their country.

Department Q’s Assad sees the photos and recognizes and believes she may be part of his family he feared dead. Department Q starts investigating and soon think it might be part of a bigger plot.

Meanwhile a Danish teen named Alexander, a bit of a shut in, sees the pictures and decides he is going to do something radical. He’s playing a video-game and when he kills 2117 people in the game, he will kill that many in real life.

It all leads to a massive hunt to stop stopping bad before it’s too late.

You can pick up Victim 2117 in stores on Tuesday, March 3rd from Dutton.

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