While the rest of the country is worrying about the Falklands Conflict, an escaped mental patient drags Inspector Anderson away from his desk to the remote Orkney Islands. The Special Branch detective soon realizes it’s no threat to national security and is looking forward to wasting his expenses and spending a few days relaxing.
However, when more bodies start turning up, a feisty young psychiatrist suggests the patient could be the cause, but the foul-mouthed Inspector ignores her, resulting in tragic consequences.
With a killer demonstrating seemingly supernatural abilities, the acerbic Inspector Anderson is forced to ask the young psychiatrist for help. Together they unravel the reason for the killing spree and discover the secret to the apparent supernatural attacks that goes all the way back to Nazi Germany.