One autumn afternoon in the year thirteen, Alexander Berkel, a jinx who tries to avoid the dangers that his condition entails, receives an unexpected order from the mysterious Heptagon Organization, the quasi-clandestine entity that watches over and protects luck in the world.
Several people in poor neighborhoods have died from consuming a substance in powder form that is sold as a drug, nicknamed «saffron.» If Alexander locates the person responsible for these events, he will discover the identity of his biological family, who abandoned him as a child in an orphanage.
During the investigation of the «saffron case,» Alexander will meet various allies and enemies. He will decipher the ins and outs of philosophy, genetics, and religion. He will meet love with a young woman very different from him. But will he manage to evade the influence of the seven dogmas that rule luck in the world?