In the shadow of central station in the port city of Antwerp, lies a square mile that is home to a $30 billion diamond industry. Antwerp still adheres to the "Old Ways" in the diamond business - closing deals on a handshake with no paperwork. A tradition that dates back centuries... When a man from the Jewish Quarter - a Hasidic sect of Orthodox Jews who have earned Antwerp the title of Diamond Capital of the World - is murdered in cold blood, Maurice Cheval, a private investigator, teams up with Monique Van Martens, of the Belgium Police, to track down the killers. In a world traditionally shrouded in secrecy whose traditions are as complex as the 57 facets of a well-cut diamond, the trail leads them down blind alleys, twisting and turning, until they uncover secrets of the murky world of Sierra Leone's illegal diamond trade.