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An elderly brother and sister open fire on the plaza below their apartment‚ punishing the people of Vigta for their sins. News cameras film Inspector Montalbano — gun in hand — scaling the building to capture the unlikely snipers. The inspector is hailed as a hero‚ but soon begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to go on a "treasure hunt." Intrigued‚ he accepts — until the messages take a dangerous turn.