Wallander has fulfilled his lifes dream. He has bought a house by the sea and take long walks on the beach with her new, faithful companion, labrador dog Jussi. Kurt feels more harmonious and satisfied with life than ever. Suddenly interrupted the tranquility of the summer idyllic Ystad by a powerful explosion and extinguishes the entire city. It is Ystads single substation blown. The blast is followed by several acts. The military called in and the state of emergency announced in the small town, which is beginning to resemble what can best be described as a war zone. Wallander and his colleagues are at a loss. Is it sabotage or a terrorist attack? What do they want? What will happen next? In the general chaos and the media on the heels groping Wallander both literally and figuratively in the dark after terrorists or perpetrators.