In a remote village in Germany, a man is found dead in his bed. It is tied and resembles a crucifix, methodically torn in two. He was unemployed, without enemies and no one seems to be benefiting from his death. Shortly afterwards, another man was murdered in the same way at his home in Hamburg. There is no connection between the two victims, but they have one thing in common: they share the same last name.
Following in the footsteps, the Greek-German detective Chris Papas, instead of being led to the culprit, gets lost in the fog that permanently spreads around the crime scene. The answers seem to be constantly sinking deeper into the second half of the night. Where everything is true and everything is allowed. (From the presentation on the back of the book)