Istanbul: the sight that greets Inspector Çetin İkmen is horrific. The girl was burnt alive in her own bedroom. Was it suicide or murder?
Alongside his troubled partner Inspector Mehmet Suleyman, he discovers that the girl had a secret boyfriend who has now disappeared. Then another body is found, a music teacher with his throat cut. Could they be connected? Soon the policemen realise they are on the trail of something much more sinister and terrifyingly well organised than they could ever have imagined.
And the danger gets closer to home as Inspector Suleyman, in obsessive love with an unsuitble woman, is dragged into a lethal underworld that could ruin his career and even take his life ...