The Bräda cider factory host a business dinner, during which the company’s CEO is killed. Could a competitor trying to destroy Bräda’s reputation be behind the killing or are there personal motives lurking? Wallander soon realises that there is money involved and that there are people prepared to kill again to hurt the company Bräda. A wave of murders commences and it seems like a serial killer is at large in Ystad. The police are drawn into a mess of brainwashing, infidelity and despiteful former Bräda employees – all of which will affect Wallander personally in a way that he could never had imagined.