In this novel lives a detective, an ordinary being concentrated on his strange investigations. His client, the protagonist of this novel, has commissioned him to carry out very delicate matters and Riquelme, the detective, does not know if he is at the service of a sane person or a madman. He just does his job and doesn't ask too many questions. The client, by contrast, has been abandoned by his wife, Elisa Miller, and is struggling in a maze of suspicions, fears, and hallucinations that keep him in a constant state of unrest. The women who surround the protagonist clothe him and try to protect him, but they know that this man is lost beforehand.