A long-dead mine in Jahilipur, India, suddenly spits out more gold that ever before, and suspicious Mr. Corbin of Intelligence One wants Dr. Quest to look into it. Turns out it's not gold but a rare metal called zanium. Only two scientists in the world can identify it - Dr. Quest and Professor Gunderson - and Gunderson died recently in a plain crash in Jahilipur. Or did he? With so many events and shady characters tied to Jahilipur, the Quest party investigates under the pretext of attending a tiger hunt with the local maharaja. Though outwardly welcomed, numerous attempts are made on their lives. Eventually, their suspicions of an old nemesis behind it all proves correct. Written by
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First appearance of the series' recurring villain, Dr. Zin. See more
Kaseem intends to blow up the Quest party with a keg of gunpowder. They're bound at wrists and at ankles but aren't tied to anything, just leaned up against a wall with the trail of gunpowder on the floor before them. Any one of them could break the gunpowder trail leading to the keg with their feet, yet they totally rely on Bandit, a mere dog, to understand the dilemma enough to put out the fire. See more
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon
Now, Hadji, how do you spell Mississippi?
M... I... S... uh... Did you want the state or the river?