After the murder of his wife Sarah Paul recklessly throws himself into the hunt for Salamander. Sofie is sent to a boarding school and Paul sides with the Prosecutor-General who now also wants to shake off his own Salamander past. Realising that Mrs. Rasenberg has betrayed him at the last minute Paul obstructs the senator's way to the King and his appointment as minister. Meanwhile Klaus makes a mistake in the murder of his one-night stand and now has Paul on his tail. He can smell blood and seeks out a confrontation.