In 1990 the U.S. Government quietly began administering a drug which destroyed free will. Thirty-two years later liberty died. Families had been designed to ensure that two intelligent people did not have children. Humans became uniform in size, color, and intelligence. Scientific research was abolished, computer memories were erased, and dictionaries were limited to single word definitions.
Society had been reduced to a collection of interchangeable parts. Only two types of humans escaped. One, called the Wild People, were the descendants of those who managed to avoid the drugs, only because they had seen what was coming. They became farmers producing the food the government needed to maintain the status quo.
Slowly they built a technologically advanced underground world as they waited for the opportunity to reclaim the freedom they had lost.
The other group, called the Wilder People descended from the Native Americans who retreated to the lands of their past as the government pulled more and more people into urban areas where they could be more easily watched.
And for most of that time the Wild People waited for a leader, a warrior who could lead the country back to freedom and liberty. What they did not expect was Tony Kincaid.
For ages 18 and up.
With this exciting new novel Robert Holland adds to a growing list of Young Adult titles that offer those readers who have outgrown his books for younger readers a way to bridge the gap to adult fiction.
Quentin Thunder Arkwright is an outside linebacker and defensive captain on his high school football team. He is six-five, weighs 245 pounds and this is how he describes himself.
"I am not what most people think of as an athlete. All I do is lift weights, run, knock down opposing quarterbacks, and fold up running backs the way you would a pair of pants."
In his free time he and his father restore classic cars and that's just what T (for trouble) finds under an old tarp when he is helping a retired farmer clean out a shed full of junk metal.
It's an old Dodge Power Wagon and the farmer, having no use for a junk truck, agrees to sell it to T and his father for a lot more money than the farmer expected.
The next day, as T watches it towed slowly out of the shed, he gets the sort of surprise no one wants.
For ages 14 and up.