Midnight Louie, Las Vegas' sassiest and fluffiest PI, finds himself literally walking a tightrope when a museum opening at one of the swankiest casinos is marred by a little thing like death. Louie's roommate, feisty PR freelancer Temple Barr, has snagged the commission of her career: repping the opening exhibition of the Russian Czars' priceless treasures at the New Millennium Hotel, the apex of which is the Czar Alexander Scepter, a priceless artefact. Trouble is, the hotel has booked an aerial magic act right above the exhibition. Temple works at a breakneck pace to coordinate this logistical nightmare. Tragedy ensues when someone dies right above where the collection will be displayed and the police threaten to shut everything down, But the word "no" isn't one heard often in Las Vegas. Just as things seem to be working perfectly, another performer dies... and the scepter vanishes. The culprits could be international art thieves, Russian mafiosi, or Chechen rebels out to embarrass the current Russian government. Or it could be someone else, perhaps someone Temple knows all too well: Can fancy footwork and detection save our intrepid duo?