Over the course of one meal, two families must struggle to make the hardest decision of their lives. It starts as a polite conversation while eating at a expensive restaurant. Two brothers, Paul and Serge, and their wives speak of trivial matters while having dinner. They discuss work, vacations, and the new Woody Allen movie, but the conversations become increasingly stressed when secrets start to come up. The book them transforms into a political thriller when the real reason for their meeting emerges. Each brother has a 15 year old son who were caught together committing an unspeakable act. They have not yet been identified, but the video is circulating T.V and YouTube and the brothers argue over what they will do to protect their sons. The book is full of twists and turns which reveal the depths of the characters and dark pasts they are hiding. Serge is a political figure and you see what he is willing to do to keep the privileged life he leads.
This is described as a chilling look at madness, class, and the ugliness of keeping up appearances.