The third investigation by the vivacious Simona Tavianello, retired anti-mafia police commissioner, takes place between the corruption of Northern League of Venetia and a section of Paris dealing with tense religious and racial conflict.
Simona Tavianello was forced to retire because of her participation in a public protest. Her husband has offered her a trip to Paris in order to put some distance between Simona and a handsome beekeeper who has caught her eye. While dining in a chic couscous restaurant in the Marais, a severed hand appears in the middle of the serving dish. This macabre event is linked to the propagation of a mixture of drugs called Madame Courage, used by Algerian army commandos during the war in the nineties. Much to her husband’s chagrin, Simona becomes interested in the zombie killers of this war who were recycled into a corrupt secret service with financial interest all the way to Venice.