The Violet Killer—as nicknamed by the media because of the violets discovered alongside his victims—returns to Tōkyō’s streets.
For homicide detective Hayashi Teruo, this case marks a haunting return to the scene of his first investigation as a rookie detective and his biggest failure. Not only did the murderer slip through his fingers, but nearly claimed the life of Teruo’s close friend and fellow detective, Megumi.
Meanwhile, Miyazaki Shinji is caught in a web of workplace tension with a hostile colleague who is determined to expose Shinji and Teruo’s intimate relationship. Faced with the possibility of jeopardizing both their love and careers, Shinji makes a decision that drives a wedge between him and Teruo.
As the looming threat of termination hangs over their heads, Teruo makes a shocking discovery about his family. The reason behind the true origins of his unusual healing powers comes to light, connecting Teruo and Shinji in the most unexpected way.