A judge in the juvenile court system, Dr. Kleinert is famous for rulings that are both harsh and uncompromising. He inspires anger in everyone – from small-time criminals to middle-class miscreants. Kleinert is used to dealing with his clientele’s wrath. Now, however, what had previously amounted to little more than a growing stack of hate mail is giving way to an acute threat: While searching the apartment of Marek Kurth, a runaway repeat offender, officers discover evidence of a pathological hatred directed at Dr. Kleinert.
The investigative team is informed, and Helen Dorn is assigned to the case. While the judge himself seems unconcerned, his wife, Johanna, worries that their two young daughters might become targets.