|Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt||Martin Beck|
|Sven Wollter||Lennart Kollberg|
|Thomas Hellberg||Gunvald Larsson|
|Håkan Serner||Einar Rönn|
|Bellan Roos||Mrs. Eriksson|
|Gus Dahlström||Mr. Eriksson|
|Harald Hamrell||Stefan Nyman|
Stockholm policeman Martin Beck is called in to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. Beck and his partner, Einar Ronn, soon discover that the murdered policeman was well known to his colleagues for his excessive brutality, though his misdeeds were never reported to higher authorities. As they pursue their investigation, a sniper climbs to a roof in downtown Stockholm and starts firing at every uniformed officer he sees.