A hot and dusty field near an airbase in Peru is the backdrop for a grizzly discovery of a tortured corpse. Two policemen take up the case and the more they discover about the victim the more they sympathise with him.
All the fingers point to the officers at the airbase being involved in the killing and bit by bit Leuitenant Silva and Officer Lituma start to get closer to finding out what happened.
But they are up against not just the military system but also class and race barriers and they recieve little help from the military and at the same time their own people seem convinced the murder will be hushed up by those in power able to pull the strings.
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