Jussi Vares has a pretty bad case of depression. The lights of the local bars seem almost offensively bright, and the beer tastes acrid in his mouth. Vares sees his current life balance as irrevocably in the red. Is this what comes of a mid-life crisis?
A visit to a highway motel turns out to be a bad move: Vares finds himself tangled in a web of crime, which takes him to Helsinki.