"I want an adventure, Mr. Bartlett", said Gozo. "At least one!" But Gozo gets more than he bargained for when he plunges into the Forest of Plenty with Bartlett and Jacques le Grand. The three explorers soon find themselves caught in a web of mystery. Who is the unknown man controlling the ruler of the forest? Why does he want to stop Bartlett and Jacques leaving? And does Gozo have the Inventiveness, Desperation and Perseverance to set them free?