Artemis Fowl is going on the straight and narrow--as soon as he pulls off the most brilliant criminal feat of his career . . . but his plan goes awry, leaving his loyal bodyguard, Butler, mortally injured. Artemis's only hope of saving his friend is to employ fairy magic, so once again he must contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. It's going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may have just run out. . . .