Palm Oil

A Case for Elliott Kern


A businessman from Lenzburg requests an export license for machines to Indonesia. According to his declaration, they are intended for palm oil production. However, they could also be used for uranium enrichment. Elliott Kern of the Federal Intelligence Service is assigned to examine the possible nuclear proliferation. In the process, he gets involved in a murder investigation by the Aargau Cantonal Police.
The investigation takes place while the second Corona wave has reached Switzerland. At the same time, the controversy about the corporate responsibility initiative in Switzerland and the presidential election in the USA provide for hot discussions.
Elliott Kern was formerly with the FBI. He lives with his mother in Aarau and admires the philosopher Michel de Montaigne.