Lunar Eclipse and Purgatory Crater

Target PurgatoryA total eclipse of the moon early this morning. What better day to announce the release of “The Treasure Of Purgatory Crater”? Not one of my Dinosaur Wars stories, not one of my Peyton McKean mysteries, this one’s a stand-alone science fiction thriller set on the moon about fifty years from now.

From the promotional write-up:

On the moon, oxygen is the most precious commodity. Without it, death comes quickly. But there are other things of value in the vastness of Luna, and other reasons to die.

Something tragic has happened in Purgatory Crater on the far side of the moon. Three NASA astronauts are dead and a fourth is trapped inside Purgatory Moon Base. Commander David Holtz, leader of the rescue and recovery mission, expects to confront the horrors of death in the vacuum of space but what he and his two companions find is worse than they could have imagined. The survivor, George Dobbs, appears to have gone mad in his months of confinement. But is he really crazy, or is he hiding some deeper, darker secret?

You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in the ebook. Grab a copy at, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, or directly from my publisher Smashwords. Like “A Dangerous Breed,” this story is dark, brooding and scary. But like many of my other stories, it’s got some good solid folks as heroes and a hint of redemption as well. Just what you’d expect in a place called Purgatory.

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes medical thrillers, natural disaster novels, and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.
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