Nicole Machnik is afraid. She has publicly accused the Steiners, the adoptive parents of her daughter, of stealing her child. After a phone call comes to an abrupt end, there is no trace of her. It appears clear to Ms. Scheer, the head of the adoption office, that Nicole is not coping well with the adoption of little Luisa by the Steiners. Or does her radical left-wing boyfriend Jan Derchow want to use her to put pressure on shady real estate mogul Steiner?