It's summertime and everything appears to be calm but in reality the old political establishment is hard at work on a major counterattack. Meanwhile, the main characters have to face the uneasy consequences of their ambitions.
Prosecutor Antonio Di Pietro fears there's a wolf in the fold, as a spy is discovered within his Mani Pulite ("Clean Hands") investigation team. Adman Leo is close to fulfilling his political hopes and dreams, but he undergoes a crisis of faith.
Police officer Luca is ready to put everything at risk to get his revenge; his position within the Mani Pulite task force is compromised. Rising political star Pietro has to change course in order to save his relationship with Veronica.
Di Pietro and the Mani Pulite team name Prime Minister Bettino Craxi as a prime suspect. Our six main characters are confronted with extreme choices. It all builds up to a final judgement day: he who is willing to pay the most terrible price wins.