Ripping yarn of suspense and intrigue that takes young readers on a wild ride from the ancient city of Babylon, to Zimbabwe, Shanghai and beyond. Story follows the adventures of African Hip Hop king Jambo James whose fortunes take an amazing turn when he buys a single red shoe from a shaman trader in Timbuktu. Thanks to the shoe's magic, Jambo becomes an overnight show biz success. What he doesn't realise is that the shoe, when coupled with its missing mate, holds the power to transform the world for better or for worse. Into this exotic scenario strides adventurer/archeologist Jeremiah Mozambique Watusi-Tusi and his faithful chimp Thelonious. The threesome travel the globe to thwart dastardly sorceror Yair-Azif who pursues the shoes to activate his plot to destroy the planet...a race that culminates in a battle of the sorcerors on the rooftop of Shanghai's Peace Hotel.