Gordon, respected young mathematics' professor, receives information casting doubt on his paternity. Shocked yet pragmatic, he decides to investigate since a fortune is attached to the outcome - and total secrecy has been promised. His quest in Europe is centred in London, Paris, and the French Riviera.
His search for the identity of his true father reveals more about his past than he'd ever dreamed of. His life is threatened. Almost against his will, he finds himself involved in a life-changing love affair; he is tricked into an apparent car theft, and a diamond heist. - Interpol follows his every move! They watch and wait. These ramifications pursue him back to his home base in Canada. The risks are high.
Undeterred, the young professor co-operates with the authorities, but keeps his cards close to his chest. He firmly believes that a given mathematical formula must yield a given result. He hopes to emerge from it all with a beautiful wife, a fortune, a mansion, a priceless car, and a certain professional distinction, if not the notoriety at his home university.