Staying alive becomes a precarious task for Inspector Kurt Wallander as he plays both hunter and hunted in a terrifying game of money and power.
Spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Wallander has made up his mind to quit the force for good.
When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks his help to investigate his father’s death, Wallander doesn’t want to know. But when the solicitor also turns up dead, Wallander returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case.
An enigmatic business tycoon seems to be the link between the two deaths. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, someone is on his trail, and closing in fast.