'Never mess with power-hungry people!' Or so Sophie's dad is always telling her. But when her friend Gidaado the Fourth starts working for a famous general, Sophie finds herself mixed up in some very dirty business. She discovers that General Crêpe-Sombo is not at all the kind, peaceful man he pretends to be.
To expose the villain before he becomes president, Sophie and Gidaado will need all their wits about them. They will also need a dog whistle, a carnivorous plant, and an albino camel as fast as the Saharan wind.