From a co-creator of the two-man comedy ?Hotel California? (now called ?Motel California? for legal reasons) comes a barely fictional retelling of the summer of 1991, when a youthfully idealistic Richard Harrington worked as an environmental inspector on a pipeline project in the Arizona desert, making sure the bulldozers didn?t run over any desert tortoises. Saving the Desert Tortoise is the story of Harrington?s chaotic last three days on the job--complete with a failed love affair, 110 degree heat, and a bizarre cast of characters who spend their time telling each other absurd stories to stave off the searing boredom. Laugh as his mind slowly unravels in the heat.