""Inspector Ikmen continues to be an outstanding detective and admirable hero." "
A young girl is found burnt to death in an Istanbul apartment. At first sight it appears to be a suicide, but it is not long before Inspector Cetin Ikmen believes that it is more sinister than that. He believes that the girl's own family, or possibly a secret boyfriend, are involved. Nothing is clear, however , as the family have an alibi. Two young boys, talented musicians, are somehow implicated and when their music teacher is brutally murdered, the trail leads to a possible sinister plot and organised crime.
Inspector Mehmet Suleyman, Cetin's colleague, is distracted by an extra-marital passion with a gypsy dancer. It is on all levels dangerous and unsuitable, but Suleyman is totally consumed by the liaison. His judgement is impaired and leads the investigation in the wrong direction.
Danger is on all sides and threatens the police themselves.