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Whirlwind: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 2

by David Klass

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  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
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  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
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  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
Posted to my Livejournal in April 2008, saved here for posterity:

This sequel lived up to the first one in the series. I won't say it exceeded it, but it was definitely as strong. It continues Klass's tradition of high intensity thrills and heartbreaking depictions of ecological disasters. In this one, Jack has managed to save the world's oceans, and he returns to his hometown to check in on the girl he left behind -- only to find out that she has been kidnapped by another ruthless, Machiavellian killer from the future who wants revenge. Oh, and this guy is purposely destroying the Amazon rain forests just to wreck the future again after Jack saved it. Okay, that makes the series sound nutso, but it's actually really good, and manages to be thoughtful and exciting. Klass brings even the most remote of environmental issues to eye level, really showing how it affects the people nearby and then ripples outward to the rest of the world. He makes you feel it, through his character Jack, who is still sensitive and smart despite being an all-American jock at the outset of the series. I can't wait for the next one. ( )
  Crowinator | Sep 23, 2013 |
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

When Jack arrives home to try and explain his disappearance for the last six months to his girlfriend, he finds out that the Dark Army has beaten him there and has kidnapped her in an attempt to thwart his Earth-saving plans.

The police are blaming him for the disappearance and for the death of her parents, who died fighting this evil army from the future in the first book, FIRESTORM. With the help of a psychic, wisecracking dog named Gisco, Jack sets off in a hot air balloon for the Amazon rainforest, where legend has it that a time-traveling wizard lives who can help him defeat the Dark Army.

Will Jack find the wizard and his girlfriend? Will Jack defeat the Dark Army before they destroy Earth?

WHIRLWIND is a fast-paced, action-filled book. With each chapter ending in a cliffhanger and the stakes high for the book's well-developed main character, David Klass has done a great job of crafting this tale. Readers who enjoy adventure, science fiction, fantasy, and action will all enjoy reading this second book in THE CARETAKER TRILOGY. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 14, 2010 |
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In Firestorm, the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, seventeen-year-old Jack Danielson saved the world’s oceans, but at great personal cost – his parents were killed and everything he knew and believed in was turned upside down. Now Jack has come home to see P.J., his girlfriend and sole remaining touchstone. But she’s missing, and blame falls on Jack. On the run with Gisco, his crafty canine sidekick, Jack is literally caught up in a whirlwind as he travels to the heart of darkness to rescue P.J. – a journey that will bring him face-to-face with the father of his old nemesis, the colonel, aka the Dark Lord from the future. Jack’s quest becomes all the more complicated as he discovers that the only person who can stop the Dark Lord is another time traveler, the wizard Kidah, who has disappeared in the present.

Book 2 of the Caretaker Trilogy mixes heart-racing adventure with an urgent ecological warning about the fragility of the world’s rain forests and the importance of respect for indigenous peoples. Readers will be drawn into the vortex of the quest—whether or not they’re familiar with Book 1.

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Jack finds himself embroiled in another dangerous adventure when, after a six-month absence, he returns to the Hudson River town where he grew up to find his girlfriend PJ only to discover that she is missing and everyone believes him to be responsible for her disappearance and the death of his family.… (more)

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