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a search for a rare tortoise, Jim Morgan, a Field Engineer for the
Institute of Intuitive Thought, finds more adventure than he can shake a
gun at. Murder, mayhem, and beautiful women challenge him to complete
the Madagascar expedition, including an expatriated Russian spy,
Margolova, who shakes her rattles as she slips below the equator to
steal the Malagasy for her own diabolical plans, leaving a trail of dead
operatives all the way to Jim Morganís bunkhouse door.