The Masters family spent didn’t spend their summer vacation in Disney World or Universal Studios or Busch Gardens, or anywhere that 16-year-old Max and 10-year-old Tessa would want to go. No, they usually went somewhere weird and cheap that their father, Don Masters, found in an ad in a truck stop coupon magazine. But this year was different, this summer they passed through a portal into an alternate universe called Turtle Island. It was there where they met world famous action movie star Jordie Paine, star of such films as I Plan to Kill You Now and the sequel, I Plan to Kill You Now, Too, the ninja film, Chuck Butcher: Sword Wielding Jackal, as well as the light-hearted romp, Harry Hinklehoffer and the Giant Dancing Toad of East Nebraska. Jordie, they later learned, brought the Masters family to Turtle Island for a very specific reason. Because they look just like the ruthless first family of Turtle Island, the Masters are pawns in a coup to overthrow the dictator. But things don’t go as planned and the Masters wind up in the Survival Games, Turtle Island’s national pastime/system of justice where criminals competitors, or crimpetitors, compete for their freedom.