Berlin lawyer Joachim Vernau’s practice is undergoing a tax audit. For some unknown reason, the tax inspector is interested in a four-year-old entertainment receipt, so he insists that Vernau come to the office in the middle of the night. He arrives to find the inspector shot dead. What is so special about this receipt? At the time, Vernau was having dinner at an expensive restaurant with one of his oldest friends, Ku’damm lawyer Sebastian Marquardt.