Cairo, 1933--The Egyptian capital is a buzzing hive of treasure-hunters, thrill-seekers, and adventurers, but to 12-year-old Ronald ''Rocket'' Robinson, its just another sticker on his well-worn suitcase. The only son of an American diplomat, Rocket travels from city to city with his monkey, Screech, never staying in one place long enough to call it home, but when Rocket finds a strange note written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, he stumbles into an adventure more incredible than anything hes ever dreamt of.
* Indiana Jones as Tintin set in 1933 Cairo, Egypt!
* Historical fiction for middle grade readers (ages 8-12).
''Young readers just discovering pulpy adventure stories will be appropriately thrilled.''--Booklist