""...hugely entertaining and one you won’t want to put down."
Tom Kerr is a convicted killer of young girls. After some time in prison he volunteers a confession about the disappearance of another young girl and offers to show the police where she is buried, in exchange for a transfer to a different prison. Chief Inspector Wisting attends the circus that is Kerr's unveiling of the site. It is within his jurisdiction but the arrangements are all being handled by Kripos' Cold Case Unit under Adrian Stiller. Things go badly wrong and Kerr escapes, apparently with the help of 'the other man', suspected of helping Kerr with the original murders. This theory is strengthened when the body of another girl murdered in the same way as Kerr's victims is discovered. Kerr however was still in prison. The hunt is on to find these two killers before they have the chance to kill again. Wisting finds himself taking the blame for mishandling the situation, largely because of a longstanding feud with the officer in charge of investigating police behaviour.
Add to this Wisting's daughter Line's employment by the Cold Case Unit as a professional photographer and you have a situation where tensions are high.