Professor Kristian Storm worked tirelessly on vaccination programmes protecting children in West Africa. But shortly after his research hit upon a shocking discovery, Storm is found hanged in his office. His protege Marie Skov refuses to believes it was suicide. But Storm´s theories were controversial, and his critics powerful. Her only ally is Detective Soren Marhauge. Behind the scenes of the cut-throat pharmaceutical industry, Marie and Soren hunt for the truth. As they themselves come under threat, ever darker revelations await.