There has been a break in at the Science Museum, and the chief suspect is Remington Raccoon, commonly known as Remy Sneakers, so with the help of Stix the mouse, and other city critters, Remy sets out to discover the truth--and the Critter Crew finds themselves up against a criminal mastermind and his army of robo-rodents.
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.
Somebody has broken into Remy the Raccoon's home and stolen his most treasured possession, his grandfather's journal filled with pictures and family stories--so Remy and the Critter Crew, together with a shifty cat called Buttercup (whose motives are suspicious), set out to track down the thief, encountering many dangerous animals on the way.
When the wild animals of Ankle Snap Alley start disappearing and Kit the raccoon discovers that they are being taken to the zoo, he leads the Moonlight Brigade on a daring rescue operation to free his friends and family but runs into opposition from animals who prefer a life of protection in the zoo over one of freedom in the wild.
After his parents are killed, Kit, a young raccoon sets off for the city with a stone that may be the key to finding the Bone of Contention, a legendary object that is proof of a deal giving the wild animals the rights to Ankle Snap Alley, which the dogs and cats--known as the flealess--want back and are willing to kill for.