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Inspector Cetin Ikmen is now retired and grieving for his much-loved wife. He sits at home talking to her ghost and avoiding contact with his old friends. He is tempted into returning to life when he is prompted by his daughter into investigating the disappearance of a once famous actress who is involved in a charity working with the poor and destitute.
His friend and former colleague. Mehmet Suleyman is investigating a strange case where a body has been removed from its grave and replaced with another more recent corpse minus her heart. Both cases seem to have a connection to illegal organ harvesting and the criminal under belly of Istanbul.
Questions of old murders, family secrets and inheritance disputes intertwine with a distinctly supernatural twist to lead Ikmen and Suleyman to find the answers. All life and death are here and people have complex motives that need to be teased out.