The book concerns the fate of an Armadillo sadly overcome by an earthquake in the Amazonian Jungle. On arrival at the Pearly Gates, he is weighed on the Heavenly Scales of Justice to determine his future in the hereafter. Astonishingly, the Scales remain in the neutral position. Never has this happened save for perhaps the Phoenix back in the time of Zeus.
How is the All-Wise to resolve this problem Destiny has set? Clearly a Holy Commission is required consisting of Angels of the Celestial Service. After extensive interrogation of the Armadillo about the living conditions in the Amazon Basin they decide they must go and see for themselves.
Will the Armadillo be admitted to the Everlasting Pastures of Heaven or consigned to the less agreeable environs of Outer Darkness?