"Put it to the acts, Italo. On a night of May, at one and ten hours, at the Vicequestore Rocco Schiavone falls on a break of tenth degree!" The agents of the Aosta police station, who are learning to live with the thorny rind that covers his wounded heart, jokes with the ranking of their boss's breaks, at the top of which there is always the case on which he is investigating. But Rocco is really prostrated. A woman died instead of him, the girlfriend of a friend of Rome, "annoyed" by someone who wanted to hit him. And when he comes out of depression he throws himself on the traces of that murderer between Rome and Aosta, digging painfully in his past, in search of the reason for revenge, a journey through time that is like a wound that opens on a plague who has not yet Stop bleeding. But the breaks are only started: another corpse filed at the beginning as a heart attack. Another journey that reveals this time in the golden present of the city of unsuspected. In this fourth novel, the series of scabi scabi, realistic and immersed in the amate irony of Rocco Schiavone continues. But in reality, through the different adventures of a politically incorrect policeman, a single story takes place. The story of the life of a man who clashes with the impunity and pervasive corruption of social privilege, in the absolute disenchantment of Italy today.