Christmas at the lavish Polar Paradise resort in the Shetlands, home of Bearoness Belinda Béarnaise Bruin Bear (nee Black); wife of Octavius Bear and mother of twin Cubs Arabella and McTavish. The entire Octavian team is on board including the Artificial Intelligence System Ursula 7. The hotel is packed with celebrating guests. It's a time for friendship and peaceful reflection as well as jubilant and spontaneous fun and enjoyment.
Unfortunately, it's also a time for destructive and murderous pranks by characters calling themselves the Cranks. Obviously set on harassing Belinda, Octavius and the Cubs, they are bent on damage, injury and death for the holidays. Who are they? What are they up to and why?
Octavius, his team, friends and the police all seek to find out and put a stop to it while the holiday festivities carry on. Merry Christmas; Jolly Boxing Day and Happy New Year!
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