This is the third book in the Department Q series. In my opinion, this was the best one yet! After a slight hiccup in translation in book 2, this book has been translated very well. The dialogue flowed well and seemed natural. Assad is back in full force and there is a really interesting twist going on with Rose.
This mystery involves a serial killer/kidnapper, a note in a bottle, a car chase, and isolationist religious sects. There are twists and turns and nail biting moments. Carl is brought into the mystery when a note for help written in blood and stuffed in a bottle lands on his desk. Carl’s work life and home life is in an uproar. His office is being moved about, Rose is causing her own version of chaos, and his home is turning into a refuge for the various people in his life, Hardy, his stepson, and others. Throughout this, Carl with Assad as his trusty sidekick, doggedly purses his latest “lost cause”.
Great read, the best yet in this series!