An older couple is found murdered in a spectacular fashion in their house outside Ystad. They have a connection to a piece of art and they both have branding marks in their mouths, just like the previous victims. Now there is probably only one victim left and everything indicates that it will be Freddie Holst, but he refuses to accept police protection. They pick up a lead on the suspected killer from an email address and the hunt begins on both sides of the bridge… At the same time, they get the list of foster children who have lived with the couple who were murdered in Ystad. There is one name that stands out… Saga learns that Hans is now brain dead and she is put under further pressure when it turns out that her mother was murdered. One of the police’s internal investigators wants to question her.