Criminal Investigator Fabian Risk is on the hunt for a serial killer in this spine-tingling thriller set six months before the events of Victim Without a Face. The Swedish Minister for Justice has gone missing. Security footage shows him exiting parliament through a back door to avoid a crowd of journalists, but he never makes it to his car and driver; he seems to have simply vanished into thin air. Meanwhile, in Denmark, the wife of a famous TV-star is found brutally murdered in her luxury home north of Copenhagen. Early evidence suggests the cases might be connected, and soon Fabian Risk is called in to investigate alongside his Danish counterpart Dunja Hougaard. As Risk and Hougaard race to put the pieces together, they are dragged into a dark and dangerous conspiracy.