completely new dimension of organised crime is shaking Milan to its foundations. Criminal gangs that have discovered kidnapping and hostage-taking for themselves. The line of the judicial authority contributes its part to the success of this crime dimension by also summarily fulfilling the demands of the hostage takers to protect the victims who are in danger of death. Children of rich parents are chosen as victims, who try to leave the police out of it at all costs and willingly pay behind their backs. When one day Inspector Jovine (Lee J. Cobb) unexpectedly resigns from his job, he is replaced by Inspector Cardone (Enrico María Salerno), who is considered uncompromising and tough as nails. Cardone is considered a hardliner in his field, who is completely resistant to any demands from criminal subjects and thus deliberately puts the life of the kidnap victim at risk. An excellent kidnapping spectacle with an inexorable outcome.