Oscar Fiva servers his eighth year in prison for the murder of his friend Henrik Zahl. Fiva has always claimed his innocence, and the corpse was never found. When Zahl suddenly reappears, the investigative scandal is a fact. For what the police find, is the body of a newly murdered man. Anton Brekke is ordered to find out what happened.

Meanwhile, a French assassin comes to Norway. On the mission of a dead man. Anton fights against greater forces than ever before, while a new murder is planned.