Marco Effekten (Afdeling Q, #5) by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Marco Effekten (Afdeling Q, #5)

New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with an astonishing and sinister case for Department Q All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers...

Details Marco Effekten (Afdeling Q, #5)

TitleMarco Effekten (Afdeling Q, #5)
Release DateNov 30th, 2012
PublisherPolitikens Forlag
GenreMystery, Crime, Thriller, Fiction, European Literature, Scandinavian Literature, Mystery Thriller, Audiobook, Cultural, Denmark, Detective, Scandinavian Lite..., Nordic Noir

Reviews Marco Effekten (Afdeling Q, #5)

  • Jayson
    (B+) 77% | GoodNotes: It's a lot of empty calories: the story moves, but not in a way that advances the plot much or pays off well in the end.
  • Andrew Smith
    Listening to a good book can be even better than reading it – well that’s my experience anyway. But it all depends on the reader. I've listened to lots of audiobooks where the reader has truly brought the characters and places to life. I've also listened to some where the opposite is true and it’s ruined what was potentially a good book. This one delivered a strange and confusing experience, I'm afraid.I was up for a bit of Scandinavian cri...
  • Jennie Menke
    The characters are still great. Wishing for a little more info on Assad than the tidbits Jussi is revealing in each book. But I found this particular storyline the weakest of the Dept. Q books. Pretty repetitive with Marco on the run and managing to slip away... Over and over. Doesn't mean I didn't like it but myexpectations were high and it didn't meet them. Still love you tho, carl, rose and Assad!
  • Andy
    We open up with Marco’s story (Yes him in the title!) which keeps us going for the opening chapters as the scene is set before department Q make an appearance & his account is excellent, giving an insight into a different way of life in Denmark, exposing a seedy underbelly & the ways of a street gang.With old favourite Assad recovering after the events of the prior episode, Rose comes to the fore by getting out of the office & doing some “tra...
  • Paula Kalin
    The Marco Effect is the 5th in the Department Q series by Danish author Jussi Adler Olsen. His books tend to be long so I listened to the audiobook this time which didn't disappoint. The book centers around 15 year old Marco a lovable character from a gypsy clan relocated from Italy. Marco goes on the run after discovering a body killed by his clan. His clan being nothing more than a criminal network forcing their young members to a miserable lif...
  • Meredith
    The Marco Effect is a great addition to the Department Q. series. I was drawn to Marco's character, and I could not put the book down when the narrative was told from Marco's perspective. I am ready for the next book in the series!
  • Tanja Berg
    Rating 3* out of 5. After the first four brilliant books in this series, this fifth one was disappointing. Not that I'm particularly surprised, I try to avoid any book which involves any sort of mafia or criminal network. I picked this up solely for having loved the first four so well. The other thing I'm beginning to notice after 35 hours of Swedish audio books in three weeks is that my Norwegian is becoming considerably worse. The two languages...
  • Vanessa Loockx
    Amai ... effe bekomen ... weeral een straf verhaal.
  • Alondra
    4.5 StarsI swear, 1/2 star went to just finding out some more background info on Assad. Hell, maybe I should give that a full star! LOLAnyway, 15 year old gypsy thief, Marco, decides that today is the last day of being in the "family (gang)." Except on his route of escape, s**t hits the fan and he finds a body. He really has no intention of making it an issue, until the family decides he needs to be dealt with. From that point on, we are on a rol...
  • Carolyn
    . English translation.: The Marco Effect. Book 5 in the Department Q series. I enjoyed the previous books in this series for the investigative procedures in solving crimes and for the humour of the interactions between Carl Morck,the lead detective of the Cold Case unit and his two assistants: the mysterious Assad and Rose. The book started out with financial fraud between Africa and Denmark, and then switches to the plight of a young boy, Marco...
  • Cudeyo
    Quinto libro de la serie Departamento Q, no desmerece a los anteriores. Con un estilo característico que mezcla humor negro con un trasfondo social en apariencia inventado pero en el fondo muy real, muestra en este caso la soledad de aquel que se ve traicionado por los que considera familia o amigos, perseguido por no se sabe quien y que no se atreve a confiar en las únicas personas que le podrían ayudar, por miedo a ser despreciado por su asp...
  • Anne (Booklady) Molinarolo
    I love the Department Q crew, but I was disappointed with this installment. It was slow and I was surprised by that.The story lines were too convoluted this time. And of course culminating to the case Q is currently working.Carl and Mona are splitsville - thank goodness. Assad is back in the saddle. Rose has a suiter and well, Rose is Rose. A new boss is upstairs in Department A. And something happens to Hardy.Marco was a delight. Rene and Zola p...
  • Jaki
    I absolutely loved the first 4 books in the series and was waiting with anticipation for #5 which I am sorry to have to say that I just could not get into.
  • Dimitris Passas
    Μια ακόμη επιτυχημένη περιπέτεια μυστηρίου από τον εξαιρετικό Δανό Jussi Adler-Olsen. To ''Buried'' είναι το πέμπτο βιβλίο της σειράς ''Department Q'' με ήρωες τον αστυνόμο Carl Mork, τον ιρακινό βοηθό του Assad και την ιδιόρρυθμη, στά όρια της ψυχικής ανισορροπίας, γραμματέ...
  • Vesela
    Романът ми хареса! Удоволствието ми беше на 100% и не мога да му дам друга оценка освен 5* Умее да създава атмосфера и образи този човек! Дори, мисля, се справя далеч по-добре от Несбьо, доколкото са съпоставими.И все пак любимата ми книга от поредицата...
  • Skip
    Not as good as the earlier books, the root of evil in this novel is financial greed as some bankers decide to steal foreign aid to Cameroon to keep a Danish bank in business. The disappearance of a banker named Stark sets off a series of events, resulting in a young gypsy alien (Marco) being targeted for death. His Uncle Zola cannot risk his band of beggars and pickpockets being jeopardized and neither can the bank shareholders. Marco, who wants ...
  • Elisa
    Of all the authors who've joined the Scandinavian noir bandwagon, Danish are the ones I tend to like the least (no prejudice, I still read them). At first, Department Q wasn't exactly my favorite series. On top of that, corruption plots (and drug trafficking ones) bore me to tears and I thought this would be one of those. But that is only the setup. The motive behind what happens. The actual thick of the book is awesome. Carl Morck is still a jer...
  • Sarah
    I think this was the weakest of the series so far but I was still pretty much glued to it. I really liked Marco and his perspective of life on the streets. Assad continues to be one of my favorite literary characters (how many camel metaphors can one guy have?) and I really like Carl and Rose. I'm anxious to get to the sixth book and horrified that I have to wait until Sept for book 7 simply because I speak English and the translation isn't out.
  • Sibilla
    Šo sēriju lasu vairāk aiz ieraduma, jo pamazām tā kļūst aizvien neinteresantāka. Autors daudz atkārtojas un velk stāstu garumā. Bet te vēl joprojām ir daudz kamieļu joku un var uzzināt, ka cilvēki ar kriminālām nosliecēm visvairāk nāk no Liepājas un Palangas.
  • Steven Z.
    The story begins in the remote Bantu village of Somolarmo during the autumn of 2008. Louis Fon who was in charge of a Danish development project in the Dja jungle of Cameroon notices two men approaching; a white man, and Mbomo Ziem who was an errand boy for Danish government officials. Later, Louis noticed that Mbomo was giving bags of alcohol to pygmy Bantu villagers, and that substantial sums of money were missing from the project he oversaw. S...
  • Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
    By the time you get to book five of a series it’s hard to know what more to say. Sometimes I feel like I could just copy and paste my review for Jussi Adler-Olsen’s last book, change a few names and hit publish. But that would be lazy, so I’ll give you my thoughts about where I stand with Department Q after The Marco Effect.First and foremost, you must read the Department Q series in order, starting with The Keeper of Lost Causes. The story...
  • Christin
    Schade. Das ist das erste Wort, das mir zu diesem Buch einfällt. Ich hatte mich so sehr auf die Fortsetzung gefreut, vor allem, nachdem ich im letzten Jahr auf einer Lesung von Adler Olsen war, bei der die vorgetragenen Auszüge so vielversprechend klangen. Aber die Erwartung (hihi .. okay, schlechter Witz) wurde nicht erfüllt. Politik- und Wirtschaftskrimis sind einfach nicht meins. Aber abgesehen vom Thema an sich war die ganze Geschichte - f...
  • Suzy
    3 1/2 starsI have mixed feelings about this fifth entry into the Dept Q series. There is a financial crime which includes several murders on more than one continent. And there's a boy, Marco, who accidentally discovers the body of one of the murdered men. While I was gripped by the Marco aspects, I thought there were too many story lines and people to keep track of. Since I listened to the book, I was not able to leaf back when I wondered "who is...
  • Erin
    2.5 stars. I now understand what other reviewers mean when using the term, "slow burn." I still love the series and the characters, but this book is the weakest of the series for me. Usually I'm impressed with how twisted and deplorable the "bad guys" are that Carl,Assad, and Rose must hunt down. In "The Marco Effect" they're simply "really mean bad guys." As well,I grew irritated at all the times Marco managed to get away from the police. Don't ...
  • Donna
    I like this author. I have enjoyed everything I have read so far. There is so much that I like about his writing. I like the humor, his plot twists and his characters.It is through the relationships, that the humor is so wonderfully unveiled. I love Assad. He cracks me up. Sometimes I want to know more about this mysterious character, but then I think the mystery adds to my enjoyment. I will say this story wasn't my favorite, but it had so many c...
  • Deanna
    This was a DNF. After liking the first of the series a great deal, I was disappointed in the second, and then skipped to this one and just couldn't finish it. It seems every book gets choppier and more centered on criminals and victims with less emphasis and interest in the detectives. The crimes and criminals were pretty grim even for the genre. I wasn't the reader for this one.
  • Repix
    El más flojo de la serie, sin duda. Los personajes que tanto gustan de los anteriores libros apenas tienen protagonismo y parece resuelto a la carrera, más por interés comercial que por otra cosa.
  • Mairita (Marii grāmatplaukts)
    Īsti nevaru piekrist, ka šī ir Q nodaļas bīstamākā lieta un arī tik aizraujoši nebija. Patika dažādie skatu punkti. Plašāk
  • Antonín Sander
    Tento díl nezastihl postavy z oddělení Q v nejlepší formě. Asad se s velbloudy opakuje tolik, že ho, a to jako svého oblíbence, mám sto chutí vyslat na poušť i se všemi těmi dromedáry. S Carlem je tentokrát vyloženě nuda. Rose mě zase nepotěšila svým vkusem... Nicméně není to tak zlé. Vypravěčský styl je stále takový, na jaký jsme zvyklí a do jisté míry celou situaci zachránil Marco, William Stark a negoušov...
  • Asunlectora
    Me ha gustado mucho también, quizá un poco menos que los anteriores del Departamento Q, pero es que la temática me da un poco de repelús. El caso toca la Trata de niños para mendicidad y pequeños robos, desfalcos en los bancos y en las ayudas al desarrollo etc... No obstante cada vez me gustan más los protagonistas.