An unidentified body is found in the remains left after a fire in a trailer at a run-down caravan park. The owner of the trailer, a young drug-addicted woman, is missing, but is she really the victim? And what role has the so-called neighborhoods watch from the nearby community played? The case is difficult to solve, with everyone involved guarding their secrets, regardless of social class. Furthermore, police supervisor Klas Fredén decides to go over Martin Beck's head and recruit charismatic, Norwegian homicide investigator, Steinar Hovland. The newly-structured Beck group faces the blight of a power struggle. And Martin struggles to find his way back to his old self.
Did You Know?
Steinar Hovland is loosely based on Lennart Kollberg, one of the lead characters in the original novels about Martin Beck, but never part of the Beck series. See more
Introducing Steinar as son of a Norwegian father with a Swedish mother, and therefore has dual citizenship. You can't have dual citizenship in Norway as you may have in Sweden. So the Swedish research team have missed this fact. Steinar could only have had Norwegian citizenship when working for the Norwegian police in Oslo. And you also need to be a Swedish citizen to be allowed to work for the Swedish police. See more