The mayor of Copenhagen is found murdered in his luxury apartment. Detective Lars Winkler is put on this sensitive case, which is further complicated by the fact that the victim s mother is the leader of the country s most radical political party and the current minister of finance. Lars notices the minister and her husband are strangely untouched by their son s death. When he begins to dig into the mayor s past, he slowly uncovers the dark story of a young, idealistic man, who had only one wish: to free himself of his family and live his own life. Dark and chilling, The Scream of the Butterfly is Scandinavian crime at its best.