Wendelin Winter worries as vindictive 'Madonna-murderer' Manfred Borchert, jailed after his psychiatric testimony, is reported escaped from psych ward. Winter's brat daughter Alexandra moves out unexpectedly to in Starnberg as independent reporter, researching well-reputed plastic surgeon professor Rheza Hamadin and his private clinic, attracting socialites, but questions about his two years missing wife Silvia's portrait make him retract permission to publish. Nearby is found the corpse of rich ex-patient Susanne Sachtleben. Alexandra prefers to father's 'meddling' help charming neighbor Stefan Kroninger, a publicity photographer. To Winter 's horror, Borchert informs him of the murder of another plastic surgery patient, heiress Eleonore Pfitzer, and points to womanizing yachting club-president Christian Hartlaub, her kept lover. Alexandra stumbles upon 'ghost' Silvia Hamadin, Borchert again cues Wendelin Winter.