Detective Salvo Montalbano hasn't always been the seasoned and mature chief detective heading up the Vigata Police Department. He hasn't always lived in that glorious house by the sea, or been Detective Mimi Augello's best friend, or had Fazio as a loyal assistant. He hasn't always gone out with the beautiful Genoese architect, Livia Burlando. Perhaps the only constants have been his unbridled quest for fine cuisine, and the inability of his overly enthusiastic deputy, Catarella to pronounce anyone's name correctly. In this prequel series to Detective Montalbano, watch the genesis of the friendships, the rivalries and the romance as the players arrive to take their places in the beautiful Sicilian town. A team is forged in the crucible of solving crimes together among the quirky, sometimes tragic and always unforgettable characters of Vigata. Savor these stories that set the stage for the group's transformation from rookie cops to the experienced crime-solving team we've come to know and love.