Novikov is an agent of the Imperial St. Petersburg police at the service of Catherine II of Russia. Mourning forever by the death of his wife murdered, he tracks crime in the slums as in the gilded salons of the aristocracy. When a wave of murders bloodying the right company, it is instructed to find a culprit, quickly and without making waves ... This is without counting his insubordination because he is determined to lead the investigation, regardless the cost ... a police adventure in the heart of Russia's Catherine the Great in the eighteenth century torn between respect for tradition and the emancipation of the Enlightenment. Screenplay: Patrick Weber | Design: Bruno Brindisi.
A prince killed the crucifix in the reserve of a church, this is an investigation that could not escape Alexis Novikov, bloodhound in the service of the imperial police. Over the murders and panic which follow the high society of St. Petersburg, Novikov is increasingly intrigued by the threats utter a mysterious secret society, the St. Georges Boyars. Conspiracy cutter libertarian impulses of a certain nobility or low maneuver interested in easy money, the slaughter never ceases Novikov and is soon caught between the exalted monks and a princess who is waiting to drop the neckline.