Magnus Trygg is a happy man. He loves his Swedish wife, his two young children and his home in the sparsely populated rthern county of J?mtland. He is proud of his job as a junior policeman in the local force and, though half-Thai, he has always thought of himself as fully Swedish. Then a young Kurdish girl is found in the forest, tied to a stake and shot. Magnus, waiting with the body throughout the long summer night until an Inspector is available, discovers the murder weapon. It suggests an hour killing, and he is ordered to bring in the father. But Magnus kws Hashmet Nazif, likes him, and is reluctant to believe he would harm his daughter. Unsettled by the sudden explosion of anti-immigrant feeling, he decides to use his local kwledge to uncover anything that may suggest a different truth. It is a very dangerous decision.