In Milan, in Amilcare Zambrini's office, the tyrant-editor of the daily newspaper “Kosmos”, capable of doing anything to climb the career ladder and to gain power, the managing editor is terrified by the hot-tempered editor's requests which he finds unfair and out of place. They must continue the series of articles against Niccolò Dolfin, in charge of the moorings of the industrial canals of Porto Marghera, who dies of a heart attack that same day, during a meeting with his collaborators, caused by the stress accumulated due to media persecution. Zambrini is found dead too, in his office the following morning: he apparently committed suicide as they find a gunshot in his mouth.. The fascinating and noble police commissioner of Milan, Rosario Ciulla Paganò D'Alcamo starts investigating together with Pamela Alliata, his girlfriend, a beautiful forty-year-old international business woman, with a master in criminology and ex owner of an elegant Maison Tellier in the centre of Milan. She's an amateur detective, for the sake of the police commissioner, who is a sharp policeman, but affected by a prebourbon, “gattopardesca” laziness. Some days later a famous anchorwoman disappears after her tv show at Rai in Sempione Avenue. Her dead body is found in a bend of the Olona river.That's not it: even a famous gossip magazine journalist is found dead with his throat cut in his villa in Brianza. Pamela gropes in the dark. A thin thread connects all the murders: all the victims belong to the lowest category of journalism and they are all killed on dates on which number 5 keeps recurring. In the meantime her international business activities put her in touch with the Turk tycoon, Inal Batu, engaged in affairs with Chavez's Venezuelan government. And also with her Italian competitor Renato Manetti, a financier of high rank, who loves collecting precious historical objects and who is interested in the publishing industry as well as in various sectors of the international industry.She also meets Doris, a real femme fatale, Renato Manetti's wife, the widow of a piedmontese prince. And then a glimpse at the arms, heroine and Iraqi art treasures trafficking, coming from Egypt and the eastern countries by sea. The murders are clearly connected to politics, masonry, vested interests., among which the Armenian comunity, spread around Europe, headed by an ornithologist, who has lived for some time in a small medieval castle in the “oltre Po piacentino” area. During her investigations, Pamela runs into Gerard Duvall, the greatest love of her youth, a French publisher of ancient books, now divorced and eager to start a new life with her. Various characters of this plot, which revolves around the world of journalism and which influences in a negative way the current political and economic situation in Italy, could be the person behind these murders. But Pamela with patient analysis and her unfailing sensitive intuition will be able to unravel the situation and will discover unimaginable situations in golden ambiences where corruption, greediness, revenge and turbid backstage events dominate the European society of the twenty-first century.