The time frame moves to 1948. The war is over and Italy is preparing for its first elections since Mussolini. De Luca is assigned the lowly task of policing the notorious red light district. When his first murder case points to local politicians and members of the police hierarchy, he has no intention of looking the other direction. The city's mood is fraught with tension and uncertainty, as fiercely-contested elections are about to define a new direction for Italy.