Ric Hochet, the famous Parisian newshound, is not himself. Hes wearing a mysterious bandage, he isnt driving his usual car, and a strange smell is emanating from his apartment... When hes invited to his old friend Police Commissioner Bourdons wedding in the South of France, his infallible memory starts failing and his legendary luck begins to desert him. Then an attempt is made on Bourdons life. Whats eating Ric and why would anyone want to murder Bourdon? Clearly, things are not all what they seem—least of all Ric himself.