A house burns to the ground following a gas explosion. A man and a woman die. The police suspect arson. As the dead man is identified, an intricate web of betrayal and secret love affairs materialise. A deceived colleague of the murdered man is immediately suspected – until he too is found killed in his home. As Wallander searches in the men’s past, he finds a probable culprit: a man who has travelled far and whose mission is yet not finished. Not until his daughter gets to meet her dead father in the flesh again.