In the coronary care unit at one of Copenhagen's leading medical centers, a nurse fills a syringe with an overdose of heart medication and stealthily enters the room of an older male patient. Six days earlier, a paperboy on his route stumbles upon the naked body of a dead woman lying in a fountain. Cause of death? Exsanguination - the draining of all the blood in her body. Investigator Jeppe K�rner takes on the case. As the investigation ventures into dark corners, it uncovers the ambition and greed that festers beneath the surface of caregiving institutions - all the more shocking for their depravity - and what Jeppe discovers will turn his blood as cold as ice.