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History professor and former FBI profiler Carolyn Masters thought she left her past behind her when she moved to the moon, but the death of a colleague puts her on the trail of a killer, a terrorist organization and the demons from her past.
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Dark Side of the Moon

Author: Terri Lynn Main

Genre: Sci-fi space mystery


Editor: Anne Duguid

Line Editor: Penny Ehrenkrantz

Cover Artist: Delilah K. Stephans


Pages: 246

ISBN: 978-1-927085-14-1

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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.


The death of Juan McAlister made news on two planets, an orbiting space habitat and, of course, the moon. His death did not make news because he was a celebrity, a politician or a captain of industry. No, the death of Professor Juan McAlister, late of Armstrong University, made the news simply because he was a murder victim--the first murder victim on the moon in over seventy-five years of human habitation on that barren rock trapped in Earth's orbit. On the earth, they were shocked and fascinated. On the moon, we were shocked and embarrassed. We thought indignities such as murder only happened on our flawed mother planet. They never occurred in our more civilized community. Today, every vid-screen in the solar system told us we were wrong.

I was not watching the news. I stood where I swore I would never stand again--at a crime scene staring at a dead body. This dead body was different. All those others were bodies of strangers. This dead body was that of a colleague, a sometime adversary and a friend.

I was twenty years and 384,000 kilometers away from the Behavioral Analysis Unit at Quantico; yet, here I stood scanning my friend's office trying once again to do the unthinkable: think like a killer.

I came to the moon to move forward, but my advance turned into retreat, and my paradise, purgatory.


This is an outstanding first novel, and I would easily recommend it to anyone who likes science fiction and/or mysteries set in an interesting world filled with well drawn characters. Copple's Creations..READ FULL REVIEW

Terri Main’s story-telling is imaginative and realistic. Her characters are varied, profound, and easy to relate to. And the manner in which faith intersects with life in this novel is superbly natural.

With plenty of twists, turns, romance, and intrigue, this is a book that will appeal to both sci-fi enthusiasts and mystery lovers alike. I give it a recommendation of Excellent and will certainly look forward to Terri’s next offering. READ FULL REVIEW...CHRISTIAN SCI-FI FANTASY

I greatly enjoyed this taut mystery and found myself on the edge of my seat through much of it..." Rochelle Weber review...READ FULL REVIEW



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