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Book One in the Denver Moon Series
Earth is dying. Luna is uninhabitable. Mars is our last chance.
Once considered humanity’s future home, Mars hasn’t worked out like anybody hoped. Plagued by crime and a terraforming project that's centuries from completion, Mars is a red hell.
Denver Moon, P.I., works the dark underbelly of Mars City. While investigating a series of violent crimes linked to red fever—a Martian disorder that turns its victims into bloodthirsty killers—Denver discovers a cryptic message left by Tatsuo Moon, Mars City co-founder and Denver's grandfather. The same grandfather who died two decades ago.
Twenty-year-old revelations force Denver on a quest for truth, but Tatsuo's former friend, Cole Hennessy, leader of the Church of Mars, has other plans and will stop at nothing to keep Denver from disclosing Tatsuo's secrets to the world.
Hell-bent on reclaiming her grandfather's legacy, Denver—along with her AI implant, Smith, companion android, Nigel, and shuttle pilot, Navya—set out on a quest to find the answers they hope will shed light on the church's true agenda, the origin of red fever, and the mysteries surrounding Tatsuo's tragic death.
Hammond and Viola's exciting second Mars-set Denver Moon novel (after Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars) begins six months after rough-hewn detective Denver and her AI gun, Smith, unmasked an alien conspiracy to enslave all humans and learned that her grandfather betrayed humankind to save her. Now a gruesome missing-persons case, pursued on behalf of an anonymous client, throws Denver back in the company of her estranged grandfather and the aliens' leader on Mars, and soon she's battling killer robots and the ruthless rising leader of the powerful Church of Mars. While missing some of the first book's breathless suspense, this compact, swiftly paced story stays tense including during personal scenes such as Denver's unwilling reunion with her grandfather and bursts with scenes of desperate action. It also lets in the welcome first ray of hope that Denver and co. will succeed against both a superior enemy and the gritty Marscape itself. Fans of the first book will enjoy seeing "Saint" Denver and Smith step up again.