Richard is asked by his wife to go downstairs and pick up countryside goods from her sister's car. As the husband returns, he finds his wife dead on the floor, with numerous stab wounds. Richard was gone for just a couple of minutes. Who could have carried out the crime in such a short time span? And how?
The case has baffled the Latvian police force and, as the last resort, Rebecca presents the case to her former lover Albert - an assassin, who is now serving life sentence in prison. She hopes that his wit and expertise will help her solve the case. Meanwhile, Albert sees this as his chance to improve his shattered reputation and possibly make amends for his past.