"The dead Arab had been dumped inside the wall of the Tel Aviv cemetery. There was a knife in his chest, a gold sequin in his mouth, and three more medieval Venetian coins in his stomach. Pappa Barzilai ... assigned Lt. Tami Shimoni to the case. Somewhat to Tami's surprise, he learned he was to be accompanied on his investigation byAlice, the pretty journalist who was visiting the Barzilais. ... Yet he had to admit that it was she who had found the dead man and had notified the police, and strangely, took, she know aobut the secret gold shipment that had left one of the sheikdoms - gold to be used to organize sabotage in Israel."