GRAINY CCTV Footage Shows in Man Walking Into to Bank and Putting A Gun to aqhier "S Head. He Tells Her to Count To Twenty-Five. When he doesn't get His Money in Time, She is Executed. Detective Harry Hole Is Assigned to the case. While Harry "S Girlfriend is away in Russia, an Old Flame Gets in Touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The Same Morning The Girl is Found Shot Dead in Her Her. Harry Begins to Receive Threating e-mails ...
When he entered Anna Bethsen's house in the evening before, Commissioner Harry Hole thought he would be for the last time. Instead, that morning, after waking up on the sofa at home, covered by the coat and completely numbed from alcohol, it is called for a new case. Jointed on the scene of the crime, he discovers that this coincides with the woman's house, where everything seems like the previous evening, if he were nothing but Anna is lying on the bed with a gun in his right hand and a black hole in the temple.
Anna was an artist, theirs had been a story of passion, alcohol and furious quarrels, and when the woman, after years, had invited him to dinner, Hole had not been able to resist them.
But now she's dead and he, who was probably the last to see her, doesn't remember anything of the previous night. But when he receives an anonymous email that accuses him to be involved in Anna's death, he understands that someone is trying to fit him and that behind the apparent suicide can hide any other. From Norway to Brazil, following a path that leads him to the heart of organized underworld, in a crescendo of deaths, Harry discovers unsuspected bonds, including the dark force of revenge windows.