Ernesto Bolta is the accountant of LEDA, a big agribusiness. Its founder, Amanzio Rastelli, appointed several of his relations to managerial positions and the firm decided quite lightly to think internationally and now it is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta is on the watch. He uses all the tricks of his art to cook the books. But rushing headlong will not avoid the coming catastrophe...