After some leave of absence, Inspector Lucio Vella resumes his duties and takes on another case.
Suspicions arise when a local spinster, well known for her absent-mindedness, reports the abduction of her dog. Out of respect for the old lady, Inspector Vella decides to follow through. Piecing the puzzle together plunges him into a more complex case that has him running against time to save the life of a very special person.
Together with his team and the help of a local psychiatrist, he delves deeper into the investigation, coming face to face with the harsh truths experienced by the tenants in the Gut. As they study behavioural clues and unravel hidden truths, new pieces of the puzzle emerge, pushing Lucio to go to great lengths, both professionally and personally. Will all this be enough to solve the case?
All will be revealed in time…