Two dead bodies, one man and one woman, were found buried in a peat bog in a rural part of southern Sweden. They had been brutally murdered during the latter part of the 1930`s, i.e. about 80 years before the discovery.
Chief Inspector Anders Andersson was assigned to the case. Andersson, born 1950 near the burial site, knew the area, its history, and its people, better than anyone. Andersson´s mother, now 93, had lived in the immediate proximity to the peat bog at the time of the murders.
Andersson manages to identify the victims, and he finds strong circumstantial evidence for who had been the leading perpetrator. The investigation takes him to an extreme religious sect in northern Minnesota, USA, and back to Sweden. Tragic life stories are revealed.
In a parallel story, the reader gets to know Andersson and his Sri Lankan partner Saku, and their passionate relationship.