Old Town's finest hour...For three days, Old Town is playing host to the International Mousing Exhibition, and it should be the greatest event the world has ever seen. But one person is determined to ruin everything. The pirate returns...Mousebeard is back, and nothing will stop him finishing what he started all those years ago. Reputations will crumble. Friends will be lost. War is coming to Old Town, and for Emiline and Scratcher, there's no means of escape.