And again puzzles and mysteries are in the way of the grandson of Erast Fandorin - Nicholas Fandorin. This time, weirdly enough, a part of seemingly lost forever manuscript by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky – the lost variant of "Crime and Punishment" – comes to his hand. The manuscript is merely invaluable, literally in every sense of the word. But will it be possible to find, and most importantly – to save it, when, in this search, Nicholas Fandorin is countered by a mysterious rival? Someone, transforming either into a spiderman, or into an anime character, or even into Red Riding Hood?..