Stopping to get money from a cash machine one evening, a man inexplicably falls to the ground: dead. A girl held in police custody escapes and disappears without a trace. An unexpected blackout leaves half the country in darkness and when an engineer arrives at the malfunctioning power station, he makes a grisly discovery.
Inspector Kurt Wallander is sure that these events must be linked - somehow. As he searches for answers he gets dangerously involved with a shadowy group of anarchic terrorists, hidden within the anonymity of cyberspace. The terrorists, always seem to be one step ahead of the police's next move and only Wallander can be counted on to outsmart them.