Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy try to help out the Flying Fortunatos, an acrobatic troupe with a very shabby traveling circus, by identifying the marvelous, hooded trapeze artist they spied rehearsing.
While Dessa and her two companions find refuge in a stable, the owner of the inn is making a deal with the smugglers and the Captain Drake and the royal guard ride in to the yard, causing chases, captures, mishaps, and narrow escapes.
'The acrobat works in a circus, but nobody notices him. He decides to leave and find a new audience, but even his very best tricks fail to catch anyone's attention. But just as the acrobat is about to give up hope altogether, something extraordinary happens to change his luck."--Back cover.