An armed man is spotted in downtown Stralsund. His hands and shirt are bloody. People react in horror – the shootings on the town hall square last year have not yet been forgotten. Uniforms immediately search for the man. He barricades himself in a souvenir store on the main shopping street, but can be overpowered by the SEK. When questioned by Nina, he remains silent.
Then the police are called to a crime scene. Shots have been fired in the apartment of a family of three – father, mother, ten-year-old daughter. The body of a middle-aged man lies in their blood. However, the dead man is not the head of the family, but a stranger without papers. There is no trace of the wife and child, but the father is quickly discovered: he is the silent suspect in police custody.
Almost all the circumstances of the crime speak against a family drama. When the identification service presents its results, Inspector Morolf sees the light – but initially remains silent. The dead man is a colleague from the drug investigation unit in Frankfurt/Oder.
Thanks to the information from Brandenburg, a first picture comes together: The family was in witness protection. The background is an important statement in a trial against the drug mafia. But it was not the silent man in the interrogation room who was supposed to testify – but his missing wife. According to information from the LKA Brandenburg, the officer was one of her protectors. Nina Petersen does not have much time.
In addition to Katharina Wackernagel as Inspector Nina Petersen, Alexander Held, Michael Rotschopf, Wanja Mues and Andreas Schröders play the other team members.
Other roles are played by Rudolf Kowalski, Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Ivan Shvedoff, Anja Antonowicz, Lucas Gregorowicz, Sascha Alexander Geršak, Katharina Nesytowa, Tom Jahn, Charlotte Crome and others. Lars-Gunnar Lotz directs from a book by Sven Poser, Christian Schiller and Marianne Wendt.
It is produced by Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne, Wolfgang Cimera. Martin R. Neumann is the editor at ZDF. Filming took place in November 2015 in Stralsund, Hamburg and the surrounding area.