When Alec finds deadly poison in the Black's stable, Alec immediately suspects that someone is trying to kill his stallion. But just as he's puzzling over the clues, something even more disturbing happens. An Arabian chieftan shows up and reclaims the Black. Is there any connection between the two? Alec thinks so. He's convinced the answer lies somewhere deep in Arabia - and he'll stop at nothing to be with the Black once again. So he embarks on an adventure that takes him halfway around the globe and across scorching desert sands to an exotic world of evil and intrigue... Recommended for ages 9 to 12.