De Cock and his team investigate the murder on a woman found floating in the canal. A ship owned by her family may play a key role. Things are chaotic at the police station because the station is being relocated.
Vledder reacts sarcastically when he and De Cock are called to the crash site in the field of KLM pro-pilot Hans Holstege's private airplane, where Durch air authority official Rob Maartens remains vague about the incident. Hans was drugged with chloroform and a neighboring farmer saw a parachute drop nearby. His widow Ida lies about her marriage and whereabouts, pointing at his denounced smuggling colleague René Grenier's. The team digs up more old grudges.
De Cock and his team investigate the murder on a sports club owner and president of the Ajax Business Association, an avid fan of the soccer club Ajax. The man turns out to be unpopular amongst Ajax hooligans.
De Cock and his team investigate the murder of a man found in a gay meeting area. It looks like an intimate meeting gone awry, and Buitendam deems controlling the Russian mafia to be a higher priority. Then, one of the suspects commits suicide, and an old case of blackmail is uncovered.
De Cock and Vledder respond to a call about the murder on a baron. When they arrive, it turns out to be a torn teddy bear in the house of a very eccentric family. Later, the actual baron of the family is poisoned.
A confused Vledder is found near the body of a shot man, with traces of gun powder on his hand and his fingerprints on the murder weapon. De Cock can't believe that he committed the murder, and continues to investigate the murder even though another team is already working on it. It turns out that the other team is led by a vengeful former colleague of De Cock.
Ballet school professor Ernst Dietrich has been poisoned by morphine OD. De Cock's team finds the school was a cesspit of ruthless rivalry and ambition, which even included under-age sexual favors to Dietrich, notably by star dancers Sacha van Dromen and Bobby Roelofs. But who knew what, when, and was willing to murder for it?