Ellis’s quest for the truth leads him to an uneasy partnership with a young journalist who wrote sympathetically about his fall from grace, and the two uncover some unpleasant secrets of Toronto’s rich and powerful.The investigation forces Ellis to question his life as a hermit as the human connections reawaken his need for companionship.Banished to the windowless basement, Carl mopes and snoozes until Hafez-el-Assad, his new assistant, pesters him into taking an interest in the case of Metete Lynggaard, the vice-chairperson of the Social Democratic party who disappeared from the Rødby-Puttgarden ferry five years earlier.Though hired as a combination janitor/secretary, Assad demonstrates a flair for detection, a talent for weaseling information out of uncooperative bureaucrats, and precisely the ingenious enthusiasm necessary to prod the traumatized and cynical Carl back to a semblance of his old investigative brilliance.The last time Eli popped up here was when he was avoiding Gene Simmons’ tongue at the premiere. They quietly dated for about two years, and no one even knew they were engaged.
Moonstar declares that she is fine under the protection of her pimp, but tells Ellis that pregnant girls have been vanishing from the Second Chance Hostel for Women.
Jussi Adler-Olsen The Keeper of Lost Causes [Dutton 2011, Denmark 2007] introduces Carl Mørck, an experienced homicide detective in Copenhagen, Denmark, recovering from a shooting that left one partner dead and another paralyzed.
Since Carl is obviously not ready to resume full time duties, his boss makes him the head of the new one-man Department Q, responsible for cold cases deserving special scrutiny.
Willow hopes to rent the renovated cottage during the summer season, but Zoning Commissioner Mike Krawbach is determined to condemn the cottage, which he claims has slid onto town land, and build an ATV track where it stands.
When someone releases Willow’s two rescued border collies from of her back yard, she is sure it was Mike, and angrily threatens his life.