Detective inspector Mike Shepherd suddenly goes back to his native small town Brokenwood. He has reached high levels in his profession. He is second to none in New Zealand. Mike is a man of keen intellect and can track even the most sophisticated criminal. Being a good-natured person he easily gets along with colleagues and suspects. Such a rare skill gives him a brilliant opportunity to conduct interrogations greatly. In Brokenwood he meets his new partner, a young and strong detective Kristin Sims.