Klass, David. Whirlwind.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

KLASS, David. Whirlwind. (The Caretaker Trilogy, Bk. 2.) Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 304p. c2008. 978-0374-32308-0. $1795. JS *

In this action-packed ecological thriller, Jack, our hero, has been gone from his hometown for six months, off fulfilling his destiny and saving Earth's oceans. Now he returns to try to see his high school sweetheart, P.J., only to discover that she's disappeared and he's being blamed. Jack escapes with the wisecracking telepathic dog Gisco and heads off in a hot air balloon for the Amazon to rescue P.J. and save the planet once again. The Dark Lord is destroying the rain forest, and only the great wizard scientist, the Mysterious Kidah, can stop him. Jack must find Kidah and P.J and help fight the dread Dark Lord and his army. Eko, the beautiful "Ninja Babe" from the future, is there...

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