In a hospital basement in Stockholm, two bullet-riddled bodies lie sprawled on the floor ? the victims of a terrifying hostage siege. Behind the tragedy lie dark secrets ? of murder, corruption and torture...When a severely wounded woman is brought to a hospital in Stockholm, doctors are horrified to learn that her injuries are the result of a brutal whipping. She is Lydia, a victim of people-trafficking, a young girl from Lithuania sold by her boyfriend and now trapped in a Stockholm brothel, forced to repay her 'debt'. In the same hospital, police officers Sundkvist and Grens are chasing a lead that may just expose a notorious mafia boss. Two stories of passionate reprisal twist together, twinned in tragedy. Before the end, Grens and Sundkvist will have to make hard decisions ? can they protect the ones they care about and still see justice served?