Two foreign girls are murdered after a high society party in northern Argentina. Veronica Rosenthal, an audacious, headstrong Buenos Aires journalist with a proclivity for sexual adventure, could never have imagined that her holiday would end with her two friends dead. Not trusting the local police, she decides to investigate for herself
Cuban investigator Mario Conde pursues a mystery spanning centuries of occult history. He is asked to track down a stolen statue of the Virgen de Regla-a black Madonna. A quest that spans twenty-first century Havana as well as the distant past, as he delves as far back as the Crusades in an attempt to uncover the true provenance of the statue.