After an accident caused by Paul Gerardi, he is suspended from the case. Paul makes an appointment with call girl, Jackie. Through her, he obtains material against General Bombé, who wants to seize power in Kitangi. Paul discovers the Private bank Minnebach is financially supporting the mass murderer Bombé to bring him to power. At stake: two diamond mines. Paul the bank turns to Martine Carlier, the leading figure in Salamander, for help. Martine has a way to keep Paul quiet.