The year is 2160. Seventeen-year-old Grey Alexander and her
13-year-old sister Orinda are on their own since their
parents mysteriously disappeared five years ago. Grey and
Orinda are unconnected. The United States as we know it is
now divided into territories with city zones. Grey and
Orinda live in an abandoned missile silo in the North
American Wildlife Preserve. There are several others who
also live in the Preserve who are unconnected.
The Mazdaar rules the country and takes care of everyone
who is connected, meaning they have a DOT implanted in
their forehead or hand containing all of that person's
personal information. On her way home from a neighbor's
house, Grey is taken by the Mazdaar and flown to Mazdaar
City. There she is interrogated regarding her parents. Grey
knows nothing about their whereabouts, but the Mazdaar
believe differently. Planning to use Grey to lure her
father out of hiding, she's put on a cosmoship headed for
the planet Jupiter. Her father is a valuable commodity to
their drone program. Can Grey escape her captors, or will
she be rescued by others who are unconnected?
JUPITER WINDS is a spine-tingling, action-packed, fast-
paced adventure that captures you from the start and
doesn't let go until you reach the end. Grey is a very
strong, compelling character with a host of dynamic
supporting characters to round out the story. Her willful
determination will capture your heart. The plot is well-
developed, using mystery and intrigue as it bounces back
and forth from the Preserve to Mazdaar City to Jupiter.
There are many futuristic technologies used such as high-
powered implants for the eyes and ears, telepathic
communication, chameleon cloth and drones. Add in some
zorses and wild tasmanian wolves and you have a vibrant
story that keeps your interest. Grey's mother always quotes
scripture to her, but Grey can't seem to believe there
could be a God who would take her parents away. However,
these scripture verses keep popping up in her mind to give
her comfort and guide her along this journey. Her parents,
and many others who are unconnected, are believers and have
kept their faith in God. C. J. Darlington has
incorporated elements into JUPITER WINDS to give us an
inspirational futuristic fantasy fiction piece of work that
is outstanding. What a combination!
In 2160, a teenager becomes the bait to capture her missing
revolutionary parents she thinks are long dead.
Grey Alexander has one goal—to keep herself and her younger
sister Orinda alive. Not an easy feat living unconnected in
the North American Wildlife Preserve, where they survive by
smuggling contraband into the Mazdaar government's city
zones. If the invisible electric border fence doesn't kill
them, a human-like patrol drone could.
When her worst fear comes true, Grey questions everything
she thought she knew about life, her missing parents, and
God. Could another planet, whose sky swirls with orange
vapors and where extinct-on-Earth creatures roam free, hold
the key to reuniting her family?