In the small village of San Candido, the forestry police have a new commander- Francesco. Francesco takes the place of Pietro, who, as seen in the previous series, took advantage of his great deal of experience and left on a delicate humanitarian mission in Nepal.
The village welcomes Francesco warmly. He is an exemplary forestry officer, well-prepared and available, even though he is also a man of few words, reserved and maybe even a bit mysterious.
It is soon learned that Francesco is a former member of the Army Special Forces, men who work to guarantee the safety of all. Yet Francesco was not able to protect the single life that meant the most to him. One year ago, while playing with his father’s gun, his very own son died.
The tragic event led to the breakup of his marriage to Livia and now Francesco has decided to embark on a new life.
But escaping his past proves difficult. While he investigates the disappearance of Eleonora Sartori and the assault on Anna Hofer, both attacked by a maniac obsessed with Krampus, a demon from the Alto Adige tradition, Francesco makes his way to a community of people living in the woods around the city.
Inside the community led by Albert Kroess, an enigmatic spiritual director, Francesco finds Livia, who says it is here that she has found the strength to overcome the death of her son.Meanwhile, Emma, a young ethologist and friend of Pietro, also arrives in San Candido. An illness has given her reason to make changes in her life and she has decided to move to the Alto Adige to study wolves up close.
Due to a series of coincidences, Emma and Francesco find themselves working together. Getting to know Emma makes Francesco understand that he has many reasons to live his life fully again, despite all that has happened.
Even Zoe Sartori, the adolescent and rebel teenage sister of the Eleonora, the missing girl, bursts into Francesco’s life. After some initial conflict, Zoe sees Francesco as a reference point and gets very close to Martino, the new young forestry officer at the department in San Candido.
Even Vincenzo and Eva have their own problems to resolve. Eva just isn’t able to give up her career.
Vincenzo didn’t object; he was so certain of the love they shared… They see each other when they can, or in San Candido or in Los Angeles. Things seem to be working out for now…
Things take a turn for the worse, however, when the famous rapper Fedez is photographed with Eva by paparazzi and even more so when the singer moves to San Candido to write his new album.
Vincenzo pays a visit to Huber and meets Huber’s sister, Cristina, a beautiful young woman trying to get to grips after having been left by her fiancé practically in front of the altar.
Meanwhile Tommaso, still bristling over the fact that Francesco is the new commander, having stolen the position that Tommaso believed he was entitled to, tries to get life back to normal for Natasha and Evgenij, who is now four years old.
Yet the unexpected arrival of young Evgenij’s father, that Natasha believed was dead, turns their lives upside down. Things really get complicated when Anna Hofer, the girl Tommaso saved together with Francesco, returns in perfect form and full of gratitude.