Back from an Uruzgan mission, Heleen's old buddy Martijn urgently seeks contact with her. But before he can tell what he discovered in Afghanistan, the barracks are bombarded.
AIVD head Liesbeth Donker pressures Rogier Lankhorst to expose his former colleagues of Zorgvliet's secret team, when the team is still investigating the events which took place in Afghanistan.
While an escaped psychopath is stalking Máxima, her security is seriously endangered by a conflict between the AIVD and the house of royals.
All of a sudden people on the street fall to the ground unconsciously. A biker falls from his bike and a fisherman drowns. The dealine team finds evidence that suggests an attempt assassination with a nerve gas. They start the hunt for the terrorist.
From several sources it appears an assignation is being planned at the Auschwitz memorial. Through Dhalia and the Mossad the deadline team is put on the track of an old acquaintance.