Marcos Aguinis’ novel kicks off in March 1992, with the suicide bombing that destroyed the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and killed dozens of persons. Cristina Tabori, a succesful journalist, visits the site to cover the news for her TV Network.
Once at the site, though, her mood changes. One of the reasons for this change is her meeting with a moderate muslim cleric who advocates a tolerant Islam. But she also makes a terrible discovery among the rubble of the embassy. From that point on, Cristina’s investigation is focused on solving the attack. The job seems to be much more than she had bargained for, but her intelligence and courage lead her to track down the lethal chain of conspiracy. Dawud Habbif is the last link, the sleeping cell, the one who is planning the mission which will take him to paradise.