The Poellenberg Salt is a priceless masterpiece of gold and jewels which was given during the rise of the Hitler regime by Princess Margaret von Hessel to General Bronsart. The general is now living secretly in Spain and one day he sends one of his friends, a mysterious Mr Black, to see his daughter Paula Stanley and inform her that the general wishes to bequeath her the Poellenberg Salt. But there are others who claim ownership of the Salt and who are equally tenacious to retrieve it. And so starts a breathtaking chase after the Salt which soon brings several parties to Paris where it is supposed to be hidden. And the violent history surrounding the famous Salt seems to begin to repeat itself.