Murder in the Austrian hinterlands.
Chief Inspector Heimo Kapeller's neck is on the block. His career is in political limbo after a botched murder investigation. When the same killer strikes again, Heimo has a choice - either redeem himself or be cashiered from the only job he's ever wanted.
But these murders have been well planned and executed by someone who has no intention of being caught. And, at every turn, Heimo and his team run into roadblocks from the local movers and shakers. Someone very high up is pulling strings.
The Homicide investigators dig into the second victim's past, and ugly family secrets began to crawl into daylight. With his personal life disintegrating, Kapeller's got a plateful of possibilities, no idea if the killer will strike again, and an investigation descending into chaos.