Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Dark Side of the Moon by Terri Lynn Main

When history professor and former FBI profiler, Carolyn Masters took a position at Armstrong University on the moon, she thought she had left the past behind her.  However, she isn’t on the moon long before she is called in to join Michael Cheravik, a rough and occasionally obnoxious former Dallas homicide detective, to investigate the death of Juan McAlister, astromechanics professor and lunar independence activist.
As the investigation progresses, they find that they must not only solve the murder, but stop a terrorist plot against earth, and maybe exorcise the demons of their past.

I greatly enjoyed this taut mystery and found myself on the edge of my seat through much of it, although there were a few very funny scenes as people adjusted to lunar gravity—especially the part about the Thanksgiving turkey.  Do not read that while eating or drinking!

Terri has definitely done her homework and I found her transportation system fascinating.  A huge balloon inserts capsules into orbit and their rockets jockey them toward L-5, the point at which the gravitation pull between the Earth and Moon is equal. The capsule docks with the L-5 habitat and after a few days’ layover, the passengers catch the shuttle to Armstrong.

I highly recommend this book.  But frankly, I knew when I bought it that it would be a great read.  It’s from MuseItUp Publishing, Inc. and Lea Shizas doesn’t accept anything but the crème de la crème of manuscripts.

The Dark Side of the Moon by Terri Lynn Main
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  1. Thanks Rochelle for your wonderful comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I had a ball writing it.

  2. If Dark Side of the Moon is as effervescent as this review then Terri Main is on a winner.
    Lovely review Rochelle.

  3. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Nice review. Makes me still want to read it, but I'm holding out for the PB. Congratulations, Terri!