While she is preparing a documentary on adultery, Salomé Jolain, a young journalist and rising star for TV24, was brutally murdered. Her body was found in a bin in a square in the XV arrondissement in Paris, a stone’s throw away from the Licorne hotel. Disturbingly, her mobile phone and handheld camera had disappeared. The investigation is entrusted to commanding officer Gabriel Bernier, a brave bobby with a complicated private life, and his Superintendent Gabriel Maze, whose “astounding physique unsettles both the sexes equally”.
The list of suspects contains all the friends and family of the young girl, but one name stands out for the investigators: Alice Kléber, the victim’s aunt and the creator of the website lovealibi.com, which provides amateurs of extramarital affairs with excuses and easy key evidence to justify their absences…a link that cannot be a mere coincidence.