Walter Sittler with a new case:
A hunting trip in the Swedish woods turns best friends into mortal enemies
Per Holmqvist has changed since the last hunting trip with his best friends Lars, Ingvar and Magnus. But why? What happened on that hunting trip? Per can’t even rejoice at the news of his wife Johanna’s pregnancy – he seems deeply frightened. But what happened in the forests of Sweden during the moose hunt with his buddies, he does not want to reveal.
When Robert questions the men at Per’s restaurant, the detective quickly realizes that their statements have been colluded. Through conversations with Ingvars’ and Lars’ wives, he nevertheless learns about the men’s camping trip and follows the trail into the Swedish woods. At a local inn, he learns that a young female backpacker was on vacation there at the same time as the men. Robert contacts colleagues in Stockholm. The girl’s identity is established, but to the parents’ dismay, there has been no sign of life from her since that weekend in question.
The rumor mill on Gotland is boiling, as word has quickly spread that the men are suspected of the crime. Annika is bitterly disappointed by her selfish husband Lars, who continues to keep quiet: She begins to make advances to Robert and tries to steer the investigation against her husband. Robert sees through Annika’s game, but also feels flattered by her advances.
Ingvar’s wife also feels betrayed. She has found a video that could heavily incriminate her husband, but she stubbornly refuses to cooperate with the police. The situation escalates when Ingvar, in fear of his life, shoots his friend Per and the former lovers become mortal enemies.