Harry Hole, samotnik i Drink, and yet brilliant investigator, accidentally gets on the trail of smuggled into Norway sniper rifle brand Marklin. The trail leads Commissioner in circles neo-fascists. Is it a coincidence, that old Nazi found with his throat slit near, where neo-Nazis gather? Hole suspects, that the matter may have started during the Second World War. But the killer is still one step ahead of him. Seems to say: “I judge, jury and executioner ... Do not stop me”.