Her body was found in the icy waters of a pond on the edge of the Ardennes. Strangely enough, she had returned from a trip to Kinshasa without informing her husband or relatives. Why? The only clues are a sample of a precious mineral found in her suitcase, a cabin near the crime scene that seems to have sheltered a mysterious stranger, and a witness who had seen strangers lurking around and heard them talking about... Red Mercury. Rémi Pirson, who knows his area and its inhabitants inside out, launches this complex investigation where suspicions, rumours and the media are having a field day.
Welcome to this universe that evokes our landscapes and rural populations.