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Oscar Faso, a professional 'fixer' is murdered in his house along with two escort girls. House guest Favelloni initially confesses but later denies everything. Political scandal is involved and Zen, a Venetian cop based in Rome,is told by his superiors to get a conviction before there is too much adverse publicity. Favelloni tells Zen he has been set up by influential men leaning on Zen's bosses but when Zen visits the murder scene he discovers a feral girl and a network of underground caves and a handyman who had conveniently gone missing after the murders. He also has to deal with Tito Spadula,a terminally ill parolee who is rubbing out all the people who helped put him in jail - though when Zen is cornered by Spadula and his son salvation comes from an unexpected source.
Det. Aurelio Zen is known in the Rome police as a scrupulously honest, hard working policeman. He also happens to be intelligent and handsome and is soon in a relationship with Tania Moretti, his boss' soon to be divorced secretary. He's ordered by the Minister to investigate the case of Renato Favelloni who is imprisoned for murders that he's already confessed to. Favelloni has found religion and has decided he will have many secrets to reveal in court, something the Minister wants to prevent. Meanwhile, an ex-convict by the name of Spadola is exacting revenge for his wrongful conviction and Zen is on his list of intended victims.
Zen is sent to a remote village to re-investigate a murder, which may spark a political scandal.
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