Arch-criminal Artemis Fowl has had his mind wiped, and now someone wants him dead.
He remembers nothing of the man-eating trolls and flame-throwing goblins from his past. It might help if Artemis actually read what his much-abused biographer has written.
Because now he needs his memories back - and fast. A certain power-crazed pixie is out for revenge and Artemis's one fairy ally, Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police, is on the run, charged with murder.
Suddenly everyone is depending on Artemis Fowl: the only human who really scares the People.
And Artemis is depending on a flatulent dwarf.