When a charred corpse is found in the boot of a car in the suburbs, Berthaud’s police team are called to the scene along with the prosecutors Roban and Clement. So begins an investigation which forces the team into the broken, gang-ruled suburbs of Paris, and once more to the door of shady lawyer Josephine Karlsson.
Laure is disciplined for her use of force on a suspect and comes into conflict with Clement over his compromising newspaper interview. Karlsson is taken into Szabo’s pay as his accomplice in representing the drug ring. Judge Roban uses his usual cunning in investigating a strange rape allegation.
Laure’s net is closing in on Aziz, but she still has to call in a favour from Roban to help her hold a suspect. A police stakeout on the estate goes dangerously wrong. Pierre is faced with a moral dilemma as his star begins to rise. Karlsson continues to play a dangerous game with Szabo’s shady clients.
Rachid is dead, causing problems for both Karlsson and the police. Gilou has to investigate a murder linked to a gay nightclub.
The mysterious north African, Samy, arrives from Special Branch to help with the investigation into the Larbi crime family. Aziz is still out of control and finally pushes one of his young gang members too far – the team are called to a street shooting and the perpetrator is a sinister teenager.
Samy goes deep undercover with the Larbi gang. The police are closing in on Aziz, but as usual nothing is straightforward. Josephine Karlsson is up to her neck in the dealings of the Larbi gang. Clement plays a clever game behind the scenes.
As Samy’s undercover mission nears its conclusion the team will soon be ready to make their swoop on the Larbi brothers – but an unforeseen complication throws the operation off the rails. Is Samy really who he says he is?
As the police sting reaches its endgame the stakes are incredibly high for Samy – will the Larbi brothers become suspicious?