Two high profile victims, a former left-wing radical turned environmental campaigner and a geneticist resserching the possibility of inherited memory. Both men been scalped.
Forensic tests reveal that single red hairs left at each scene belong to neither victim, but were cut from the same head twenty years earlier. Jan Fabel and his murder team find them selves under political and media pressure to track down a killer whom the press has already christened “The Hamburg Hairdresser”.
Fabel is caught in a web of intrigue, obsession and revenge that seemingly spans sixteen centuries . He must discover the crucial link between an ancient mummified body a long-dis-banded terrorist group and infamous leader and a killer who believes he had been reincarnated to exact a terrible revenge on those who betrayed him in a previous life.