Based on Morris Westâ€™s best-selling novel, this tense political thriller explores the world of treasonous politics, love and high finance. The Salamander is the code name of a wealthy industrialist (Anthony Quinn) who is dedicated to defeating terrorism. In Italyâ€™s dark underworld, a General mysteriously dies and intelligence agents find only one significant clue at the murder scene, a calling card bearing the crest of The Salamander. Special Agent Dante (Franco Nero), after falling in love with the late Generalâ€™s girlfriend (Sybil Danning), follows a trail that leads to a hair-raising series of murders. He turns to The Salamander and the two unite to overtake the conspirators.