Corsican pigs do not live on acorns and chestnuts alone. And assassinations of high-ranking Civil Servants are not a daily occurrence, even in Corsica. When assassinations do take place, nothing is left to chance. Some parties conspire while others capitalize. In Paris, puppeteers stir in the shadows and a recently retired copper heads the investigation. But he is not the only man on the case : a young officer, convinced of his inside knowledge of the affair, follows close on the heels of the seasoned inspector.