In this dark and gripping sci-fi noir, an exiled police detective arrives at a lunar penal colony just as a psychotic android begins a murderous odyssey across the far side of the moon.
Purgatory is the lawless moon colony of eccentric billionaire Fletcher Brass: a mecca for war criminals, murderers, sex fiends, and adventurous tourists. You can't find better drugs, cheaper plastic surgery, or a more ominous travel advisory anywhere in the universe. But trouble is brewing in Brass' black-market heaven. When an exiled cop arrives in this wild new frontier, he immediately finds himself investigating a string of ruthless assassinations in which Brass himself and his equally ambitious daughter are the chief suspects.
Meanwhile, 2,000 kilometers away, an amnesiac android, Leonardo Black, rampages across the lunar surface. Programmed with only the notorious "Brass Code" - a compendium of corporate laws that would make Ayn Rand blush - Black has only one goal in mind: to find Purgatory and conquer it.
Visual, visceral, and tons of fun, The Dark Side fuses hard science with brutal crime and lunar adventure. It's an intense, stylish, and action-packed thriller with a body count to match.
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While the story is supposed to be a mystery (I think), the denouement is obvious. It goes nowhere and takes a very long time to get there. If you like science fiction, look elsewhere.
I don't know. It's just not a page turner. There's nothing keeping me wondering. I really don't care what happens next. The characters are bland and lifeless. I really don't care about them because they're all so generic.
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