Just as a major environmental summit is about to start in Hamburg, a massive storm hits the city. When the flood waters recede, a headless torso is found washed up. Initially, Jan Fabel fears it may be another victim of a serial rapist and murderer who stalks his victims, then dumps their bodies in waterways around the city. But the truth of the situation is far more complex. Fabel’s investigations lead him to a secretive environmental Doomsday cult called "Pharos", the brainchild of a reclusive, crippled billionaire, Dominik Korn. Fabel’s skills as a policeman are tested to their utmost as he finds himself drawn into an unfamiliar, high-tech world of cyberspace. And he quickly realises that he is no longer the hunter, but the hunted.