Carl Bowman, a private forensic scientist in Seattle, Washington has been targeted by a secret cabal of cops investigating the Green River serial murder cases. They believe he has evidence implicating them for their failure to arrest the prime suspect, Gary Ridgway. Carl seeks safety in his ancestral homeland, Sweden, to wait out the threat and to take the opportunity to learn more about his heritage.
Carl’s escape to safety lands him back into action when called upon to use his technical skills to solve an unexplained death at a European Conference only an hour’s drive from his sanctuary. In the midst of the investigation, Carl receives startling news that will send him back to Seattle and a confrontation with law enforcement
Carl’s odyssey to seek justice leads him instead to ultimately find the single most important thing in life.