This is the third Hermux Tantamoq adventure [trademark]. Hermux Tantamoq, watchmaker, coffee-lover and accidental hero, is back in Pinchester, trying to return to his normal life. Then he receives a mysterious invitation to the Varmint Variety Theater - from the theatre's owner, presiding genius and all-round impresario, Fluster Varmint. Fluster is in trouble. He needs help of a highly confidential nature. He is being blackmailed. Somebody wants his theater - and worse, that somebody just might be connected with evil Tucka Mertslin. Hermux has only one option - he has to help. But how will our hero cope with the world of showbiz?