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Three prostitutes in Antwerp, Berlin and Copenhagen are found dead, all shot throughtheir left eyes and a finger cut off – only hours after the Belgian Journalist Jean LouisPoquelin (Carlos Leal) visited them.Europol sets up a Joint Investigation Team under the lead of Harald Bjørn (Lars Mikkelsen)from Denmark, Jackie Mueller (Jasmin Gerat) from Germany und Alicia Verbeek (VeerleBaetens) from Belgium. What first appeared to be a brutal murder series by a singleperpetrator soon becomes a much larger case, when the connection to the killing of afourth woman six years ago is detected. And it seems that more lives are at stake. Manymore. The investigation takes the Team all over Europe, soon facing the fight againsta widespread criminal network.
The Lithuanian billionaire Marius Loukauskis (Nicholas Ofczarek) appears in connectionto the case. Loukauskis is suspected to be the head of an internationally operatingcriminal network, a leader when it comes to human trafficking and forced labor.Loukauskis is top ranking on Europol's wish list, but so far has been legally untouchable.The famous German jazz singer Iris Gabler (Sunnyi Melles) offers a reward for informationleading to the arrest of one of the prostitutes' murderers who turns out to be her daughter.While a strange connection between organized crime, German nobility and corruption inthe Belgian police unravels, the team manages to find the journalist Jean Louis inAustria – nearly tortured to death in a villa that belongs to Loukauskis. The main suspectas a victim and a billionaire in the crosshairs – fits well. Too well?
It turns out journalist Jean Louis was working on a book about Loukauskis and his criminalbusiness and interviewed the murdered prostitutes. They testifi ed against Loukauskis –perhaps the reason why they were killed and Jean Louis was tortured.All of his material is stored on a password-protected web server, but Jean Louis himselfis not cooperating with the police. And strangely, information about the old case six yearsago got "lost" in the Belgian police department. When Alicia's superior, investigativejudge Stéphane Pernel surprisingly attempts suicide, the investigation is knocked backto square one – the only lead now is Theo Janke, the pimp of jazz singer Iris Gabler'sdaughter Maria. Evidence shows that he must have been the one who killed Maria. ButJanke is gone and when the team finally finds him, they find a mess.
Pimp Theo Janke and his daughter are found shot to death. The net gets tighter aroundbillionaire Loukauskis when the trace of the two murders leads to Bruno Koopman,Loukauskis' personal security chief.Harald gets in touch with an undercover agent working inside Loukauskis' organization –it seems that Loukauskis' ex wife Dahlia and Bruno were plotting against Loukauskis eversince she was cheated out of loads of money after the divorce. Reopening an old murdercase, getting testimonies from the prostitutes, killing them right away and pinpointing themurders on Loukauskis – must have been a divorce from hell! But the puzzle doesn't addup that easy.The missing piece could be found in a phone conversation between the prostitute Mariaand her mother, singer Iris Gabler, right before Maria was killed. Jackie tries to confront her,not knowing she's about to tap in a deadly trap.
On her way to meeting Iris Gabler, Jackie gets attacked and shot by a masked man. Sheis badly wounded but can survive in hospital in Berlin. Harald and Alicia come to Berlin,but all they find is closed doors.No indication of the shooter, no trace whatsoever, even nothing leading to Loukauskisor his entourage.Until, for the first time, a carefully hidden side of Loukauskis' business comes to light whenthe source of a spreading salmonella scandal in Denmark is detected: A chicken farm in adeserted area in the Danish countryside where illegal immigrants from Eastern Europe areforced to work under inhuman conditions. Finally something to build up a case!The Danish police is about to make a raid, but somebody was faster destroying evidencein a most shocking way.
When the Danish police arrive at the illegal chicken farm, the building is burning brightly.Many of the forced laborers who were locked up there died in the flames. Survivors leaveno doubt: this was modern slavery at its worst. But most evidence is lost in the flames sothe only key to nailing Loukauskis is buried in Jean Louis' material.But Jean Louis seems to have lost his mind suffering from post-traumatic stress afterhaving been tortured. Everything Alicia can get out of him is a love poem he recites. Asign? A key? A hidden message? Or just nonsense? When the team gets hold of thephone conversation between prostitute Maria and her mother Iris Gabler that Jackiewas about to confront the jazz singer with, the missing connection between the killedprostitutes, Loukauskis' "business" and the murder attempt on Jackie comes to light.Finally, they have something in their hands to go after Loukauskis.But when they fi nally get access to Jean Louis' material on Loukauskis, the shockingnews is that they just scratched on the tip of the iceberg.
Loukauskis slipped away. But at least the team can put an international arrest warranton him as they found evidence that he raped Maria, Iris Gabler's daughter, when she was 14.Meanwhile, it proves that Jean Louis didn't become insane at all. He is following hisown agenda of destroying Loukauskis. In a secret Skype conversation he tries to getconfessions out of him, but Loukauskis took precautions so Jean Louis won't get awayalive a second time. While Jackie and Harald get a grip on Loukauskis' whereabouts,Alicia is facing a huge private nightmare.
The more the team learns about Loukauskis' methods of putting trafficked peopleinto forced labor, the more it becomes obvious how effective his organization works. Hecan just disappear in an instant, so again they can't get to him. But the more the policelearn about his business, the easier it becomes to cut him off his entourage and narrowdown Loukauskis' options of hiding. Until finally, an abandoned factory in the Belgiancountryside is left.While Alicia and Harald go to get him, Jackie finds Loukauskis' ex wife Dahlia murderedin her garden. The final act of the divorce from hell? When Jackie fi nds out the truth aboutDahlia's death, it all falls into place.Meanwhile, Alicia and Harald arrive at the Belgian factory and face a human catastropheas the factory obviously was full of mistreated female slaves sewing fake brand clothesfor the black market. No sign of Loukauskis whatsoever. If they want to nail him beforehe leaves the continent, they've got only one shot left.