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"It's a menace from the Moon!"
Moonbase Alpha has seen better days. Between the budget cuts, and the radiation leaks, and the renegade robots, it all adds up to a massive headache for the base commander. Or it would have, if he hadn't decided to take a naked stroll out an airlock.
In space, accidents happen, and nobody knows that more than Captain Lucas Davenport of the Minnesota Space Police. He doesn't think it's all a coincidence. The radiation leaks and the robots could just be diversions. And was the base commander's death the ultimate goal? Or is it just another distraction?
And the timing of everything is more than a little suspect: the grand coronation of Countess Kourtney de Luna to Queen of the Moon is only two weeks away, during a once-every-thousand-years lunar conjunction. It can't be delayed. And, Lucas knows, someone or some thing is counting on that fact.
And if Lucas can't figure out what's going on, and who is behind it all, the moon itself might be destroyed! For some reason!