In the aftermath of the Six-Day War, the Israelis found that the French cut off their uranium supply for political reasons. What did the Israelis do? They got hold of some by snatching it up in transit.

The story is told from a man-on-the-ground perspective. Weaving together the different stories in a fast-paced tale, Eisenberg tells a story in a manner similar to a thriller novel. With intriguing characters like the former sniper whose family thought he was a traveling businessman, Eisenberg tells the story with an eye for the detail of the personalities of the people involved in the Plumbat Affair.