The top lawyer Corinne Perrault (Sabine Timoteo) knows no mercy when it comes to the interests of her clients. One morning she is floating dead in Lake Zurich. What appears to be a suicide turns out to be an insidious murder. As an attorney at law firm Clement
Led by a fundamentalist who calls himself John Lark (Henry Cavill), the Apostles - remaining followers of villain Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) - plan to obtain bomb-grade plutonium. Secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is supposed to stop the handover. But the mission goes awry due to a momentous decision and the terrorist group gets hold of the radioactive substance.
Curator Mia Barlow (Leni Adams) has practically grown up in a museum since director Trevor Murphy (Thomas Heinze) and his wife, restorer Hannah (Cheryl Shepard), took her in as a foster child. When Hannah becomes seriously ill and Trevor has to take care of her, Mia wants to follow in his footsteps. But she has to contend with adversity: the museum is no longer profitable and is to be closed. In addition, Jason Carter (Hans Gurbig) disputes the leadership. However, Mia thinks the adventurer and treasure hunter is an art thief and demands a placement test.
A hostage situation occurs during the live TV broadcast of a morning show. Alex is also in the TV studio. Under enormous time pressure, the team tries to stop the kidnapping. Hostage-taker Peter Rosenberg (Joakim Nätterqvist), security guard at the station, gives the police 58 minutes to bring Tomas Tormalm (Dag Malmberg), a wealthy real estate magnate, to the studio. Thanks to Alex, he was able to escape from the studio at the beginning of the hostage-taking. Meanwhile, the transmission continues. Martin Beck (Peter Haber) drives to the TV studio to support the emergency services on site.