It's 1939 and the layer Albert Mráz finds an article in the pro-regime oriented magazine Gardista of which he is the main subject. An anonymous author writes about a christened Jewish advocate who had changed his name to Mráz in order to continue to make money at the expense of the Slovaks. Mráz immediately realizes that this is just the beginning of a hunt for his family. A fight for survival starts -- the same fight tens of thousands families with a similar fate were forced to endure during the regime of the military Slovak state.
Denisa Fulmeková's book maps out the genesis of the cruelty and power struggle, the ordinary man's desire to become rich and own the someone else's property, the protectionism of the Slovak military as well as the hate among the people in power. Even though the setting and the fates of the people in Fulmeková's story are fictional, they were inspired by real events, as is captured on hundreds of pages of archival documents she had studied.