The background to this suspenseful mystery thriller is the idyllic town of Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. Not the place to expect to find murder, corruption and political intrigue. Or so Nico Moretti, an attorney, thinks when he moves there from the Big City in search a more peaceful life.
But over night he and his intrepid girlfriend, Susanna, become the chief suspects in a case of double murder. Faced with the seemingly arbitrary acts of the police and justice authorities, they need to have their wits about them as they attempt to prove their innocence.
But the deeper he and Susanna get involved in tracing the true culprits, the more the psychoterror seems to increase. Soon they find themselves on the run but there is nowhere to turn.
Finally, grasping at straws, they jump at an unexpected offer of a way out of their dilemma. Only it soon looks as if they are jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.