Emelie is a rising star at a polished law firm. Teddy is an ex-con trying to stay on the right side of the law as the firm’s fixer and special investigator. Nikola is Teddy’s wayward nephew who is about to make the same mistakes he once did. They don’t know it yet, but the three of them are about to become entangled in a web with deep connections to Stockholm’s underworld.
When an alarm is triggered, a security guard is called to a house out on Varmdo, an island in Stockholm’s archipelago. What awaits him isn’t a regular break-in, but an unidentifiable body: someone has been slaughtered in the house.
A severely wounded young man is discovered near the crime scene. He is arrested on suspicion of having committed the murder, and Emelie secretly takes his case on despite her employer’s disapproval.
Who is the murder victim, and why do all the trails lead to Mats Emanuelsson, the man Teddy once kidnapped? As Emilie begins to investigate the case, Teddy is forced to confront his past and help his nephew. Soon the three of them are caught up in a high stakes game promising dire consequences for them all.