He's got no style, no flash and he's middle-aged. But Swedish detective Martin Beck is good at one thing: methodically catching criminals so they can be put away for a long time. His tightly-wound partner, Gunvald, is the opposite: an impulsive man who cuts a dashing figure, is in no way politically-correct and who never met a boundary he didn't leap to cross. He'll do anything to get information from a suspect, including enhanced interrogation techniques. It's classic good cop/bad cop, and together with their team they bring down dangerous criminals lurking in the seedy Stockholm underworld. Beck may be a loner but he's not anti-social; he regularly sees his daughter, with whom he has a much better relationship than when he was neglecting her growing up. And at the end of a workday, there's always an interesting conversation and a nightcap with a neighbor who gives new meaning to the word quirky. Episode 13: Sender Unknown Beck and his team investigate the murder of an accountant at an airport parking lot. Meanwhile, a reporter receives an anonymous tip regarding the embezzling of funds earmarked for repairing nuclear reactors. When the reporter contacts Beck, he too becomes the target for violence. Episode 14: The Ad Man a rapist and murderer is targeting women through personal ads on public bulletin boards. Beck's not entirely comfortable with it, but he let's Alice go undercover and pose as someone answering the latest ad. She's facing a perp more complicated than the team can imagine. Episode 15: The Boy in the Glass Bowl the mother of an autistic boy is found murdered in her home. Gunvald finds her son naked in a closet, covered in blood and holding the murder weapon. The boy's non-verbal, and his primitive communication draws Beck into one of the most difficult cases of his career.