Jörgen's world is crumbling. Forced into early retirement and harassed by his ex-wife, the only aspect of his life making him happy is raising his beloved daughter, Tirza.
His world is disrupted when Tirza disappears on holiday in Nambia and after weeks of terrified uncertainty, Jörgen goes in search of her.
Once in Africa, the heat, his drinking and bad memories combine to unhinge him. His only ally is a child prostitute called Kaisa. Together they journey into the wilderness on Tirza's trail and discover her fate.