Vera is a 35-year-old brilliant surgeon; she is specialized in planned abdominal surgery. Her profession taught her to be decisive and tough, to be able to hide her feelings, so it may seem that she is quite “cold”. Vera’s perfectionism applies to her work, cloths and family. She always looks perfect, but her family and friends can’t meet her excessive demands. In the end Vera’s husband left her and she lives with her teenage daughter. One day, Vera found out that her 17-year-old patient named Zoya, died under strange circumstances.
After Zoya’s surgery, Vera helped her to get opioid analgesics using fake recipes. During the investigation of Zoya’s death, the fraud is being discovered and a drug distribution case is opened against Vera.
While trying to figure out what happened to her patient, Vera collaborates with a 33-year-old detective, named Pakhomov. They solve the case when they find rashes on the victim’s body caused by the foot-and-mouth disease.
Clouds are gathering over Vera – she is sentenced to five years in prison and she is not allowed to work as a doctor. However, the prosecutor’s office offers Vera an alternative sentence – to work as a forensic expert. Vera gets a bracelet on her leg and Pakhomov becomes her supervising officer.