Timo Harjunpää lives in a small, peaceful town of Kirkkonummi with his wife Elisa and two young daughters. Harjunpää’s summer should be peaceful too but is anything but. Police Sergeant Harjunpää works with the Helsinki Murder Squad, and with his newly assigned partner Onerva Nykänen gets to deal with cases where every behaviour humanly possible becomes familiar to them.
The beautiful summery Helsinki looks very different to the eyes of Harjunpää and Nykänen: to them, people are not safe at home, nor on the streets. Their cases don’t leave them alone even on their days off, and they both need to think of the impact their choice of profession has on their families, where, after a difficult day’s work, they both face their own challenges and problems. Being in the Murder Squad makes you fear for your own family, fear that you’ll lose control of the life of your own children.