Burma! Bill Brewster can hardly believe he’ll soon be flying to Burma to visit his Uncle Charlie. Not even when a green jade ring comes hurtling through his bedroom window is he hilly aware of the excitement and danger awaiting him.
Is the ring a good-luck ‘charm or a bad omen? Biff suspects that Uncle Charlie’s sudden departure from Cape Canaveral to Burma might well have international implications, and that the ring is a warning.
But even with a warning. Biff is still a boy alone in a strange country. As be disembarks at Rangoon, the young adventurer walks straight into an attempted kidnaping. Using his wits, Bill escapes from his captors only to learn that his uncle is somewhere in the heart of Red China, perhaps in serious trouble.
Horrified at the news. Bill persuades Chuba. a Burmese boy, to lead him through the jungle swamplands and across the Chinese border. Once in forbidden enemy territory. Bill uncovers the strange meaning of the jade ring, learns of the secret mission which has brought his uncle to Red China, and discovers a startling project of vital importance to the United States.