A young woman is found murdered. Two years earlier, the serial killer Stig Hellum escaped during a prisoner transport. The murder bears his signature, and Anton Brekke knows two things with certainty: Stig Hellum has awakened from the hibernation. And he's not going to stop by himself.
Texas, 2006. In a few hours, the doomed prisoner Nathan Sudlow shall be executed. For 11 years, he's been silent. Now he's telling his story to Father Tom Sullivan.
What is the correlation between Stig Hellum and Nathan Sudlow's devastating account? Anton Brekke gets responsibility for the ongoing murder investigation, and he is immediately confronted with the only thing he really believes in: evil.