Rodney is no longer being bullied by Ben Houlihan, but has to contend with a new tormentor, a boy called Damien. Damien has heard about Rodney's ability to fade, and tries to capture it on digital camera.
When the mystery surrounding Professor Nettleforth’s disappearance is solved, the police detectives who investigated Rodney’s disappearance - Chief Inspector Fox and DS Hound - return to ‘wrap up’ the case. They remain in Frogmore to investigate a spate of supermarket robberies that turn out to be Llandringodd related. When they, too, disappear, Rodney must find them. He must return to Llandringodd and pit himself against the villainous Rafferty.