Some police officers from the Criminal Investigation Division are having dinner in a bistro in the night market. They chant the slogan, “Fight till the last breath! No surrender!” in the drinking game. YANG, the Captain, refuses to close the case in which the local council speaker’s son was accused of causing bodily harm. As a result, YANG makes an enemy with the Speaker.
PENG Sheng-li, the construction tycoon, is stabbed to death in the restroom of a Japanese restaurant. The murder further intensifies the tension between YANG and the Speaker since PENG was involved in the urban consolidation, which would greatly benefit PENG and the Speaker.
The Speaker trades in only women and land through which he controls the politicians as well as the gangsters. Even the informer who is having an affair with YANG is a prostitute working for the Speaker.
YANG is walking a tightrope. His marriage is a sham; some of his colleagues sit on the sidelines while some side with the Speaker for protection. YEH, the young novice, is the only man he can trust. YEH eventually tracks down the killer, WANG Shui-ching, a sandwich man working in the streets. Only when YANG approaches WANG, which is the core of this intricate case, the slogan “Fight till the last breath! No surrender!” begins to have impact…