Albert Savelkoul, the Public Prosecutor of Antwerp, has everything: power, money, magnificent horses, a family and a high-maintenance mistress.
Despite problems with the mistress and his prostate he's convinced that he is invincible, his power untouchable. And so it goes until everyone seems to turn on him. Albert's wife, a member of the Belgian nobility, has set her sights on a title for her son.
Opus Dei promises to help her if she transfers all her wealth to the secretive organisation.
They stop at nothing in hounding Albert. A tale of blackmail and murder follows, leavened by Albert's interludes with his loving Polish maid, sadly soon deported by the frigid uber-Catholic wife.