Title: Jupiter Justice
Author: Donald J. Hunt
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Price: $2.99 (ebook) / $11.74 (paperback)
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Point of Sale: Amazon
Reviewed by: Chris Gerrib
Full disclosure – I am a member of the author’s writing group and read partial drafts of Jupiter Justice before it came out. Having said that, I paid full price for my copy and really enjoyed reading it. It’s a great near-future romp.
Set in a plausible mid-future Solar System, Jupiter Justice is the story of Rico Schroeder. Thanks to fusion power, the Solar System is open for business, but fusion power is slow – or at least slower than humans would like. Rico is part of one international team working on his generation’s X-Prize, developing a working anti-matter space drive. It’s a very high-stakes endeavor, not just for the prize money but for political and economic control of the Solar System.
The stakes are high enough that people are getting killed over the competition. Rico has to make an abrupt transition from his test-pilot job back to his previous profession – cop – and figure out who done it. That’s if Rico can stay alive long enough, as his investigation puts him immediately in the murderer’s cross-hairs.
Don writes in a brisk and clear style, and he’s done a lot of research getting his facts right. There’s a bit of romance thrown in, as Rico rekindles an old flame, and plenty of action. I found the story well-written and enjoyable. I think you will too.