It’s 1940. A mining town in Zonguldak, the coal city. Everybody in town make their living through the coal mine. The mine belongs to Malik, rich man in his 50s. In addition to the mine, he also owns most of the agricultural fields in town. This system of exploitation that Malik established made him richer and richer, especially during wartime. The protagonist, Davut, lives a modest life in this town with his two brothers, his 6-year-old sister and his parents. His father Tahir and his brothers Celal and Eyup are miners like him. The mine collapses, and Malik’s actions result in nine deaths. Malik explained the situation to Davut but he doesn't believe his lies and ends up shooting him. Davut goes to Malik's mansion and receives an unexpected offer. Malik will not report him in, but in return, he expects Davut to do his dirty work for him. Davut accepts the offer so that he can destroy the corrupt system from within. One day, Gulfem, Malik’s daughter, sees him, and she instantly hates him. Their relationship starts with hate, but it eventually turns into something else. And they decide to get married.