It Is a time of arrivals at The Kingdom. The infamous Swedish surgeon Stig Helmer has taken up his new post, much to the distress of his Danish colleagues. The position promises to be an eventful one - while Helmer is inducted into the sinister brotherhood of surgeons and performs surgery on a patient who cannot be anaesthetised, his involvement with a brain-damaged patient leaves him open to legal proceedings and a blackmail plot by the idealistic Dr Krogshoj. And there are other, less wholesome presences beginning to make themselves known in the labyrinthine hospital. When the imagined illnesses of Mrs Sigrid Drusse lead her to be admitted as a patient, she discovers The Kingdom's resident ghost weeping in the lift shafts and embarks on a supernatural search for the wayward spirit. Dr Judith is pregnant with a highly unusual baby, ghostly ambulances arrive with neither patients or drivers, Dr Bondo finds himself unable to resist the lure of a dying man's tumour and just what is the lovesick Dr Mogge doing in the morgue with a hacksaw?