Either you kill the bull, or the bull kills you... Chief Inspector Max CĂˇmara hates bullfighting, but one hot afternoon in Valencia he has to judge a festival corrida starring SpainÂ’s most famous young matador.
That night he is back in the ring, and what he finds on the bloodstained sand shocks the city of Valencia to its core.
As CĂˇmara hunts his prey through the streets and bars, firecrackers echo for the festival of Fallas, and the town hall election. The anti-bullfighting campaigners and the breeders of prize beasts fight to the death.
The bullring is a test of virility, but should it be a site of national pride or shame?