Ystad's Social Democrats are putting up campaign posters for their candidate whose fight against anti-immigrant forces has cleansing Scania of its racist reputation as its No.1 priority.
Then a train rolls into the railway station in Gdansk in Poland - with a dead black man on board. It appears he was murdered in Ystad, where the train originated, making this a case for Kurt Wallander.
Most of the evidence points to a race crime, further strengthening prejudice against Scania. But the investigation takes an unexpected turn when the murder weapon is connected to one of Kurt's childhood friends.