Winter, 1974. Marlene has married Herr Wegener, the most feared man in South Tyrol, to escape a life of misery. Now, however, something has changed, and she cannot act anymore as if nothing had happened. She knows that her husband will never forgive her betrayal, but she decides to leave him after robbing him of an immense treasure, its value beyond any sum of money.When she runs off the road while trying to cross the border, Simon Keller saves her and takes care of her. He is a Bau'r a mountain peasant who lives on a lost farm.Meanwhile, Herr Wegener has unleashed a manhunt, drive by anger, but also by the trouble his wife's rebellion has put him in with the Consortium, a powerful criminal organisation. Marlene is to be pursued by the Right-hand Man, a ferocious and lethal hitman, who never rests until his contract is fulfilled.Soon Marlene will have to decide who represents the major threat to her life. Her husband, the hitman, perhaps even Simon. Or Lissy.