Lunar Discovery Synopsis: When a Chinese rover discovers an alien technology on the dark side of the moon, it is up to Richard ‘Rock’ Crandon and his NASA team of scientists and engineers to devise a way to return before the Chinese and Russians.
Forced to deal with bureaucratic oversight and a complex team of personalities, Rock Crandon pushes his team to their limits.
With pressure mounting, the world is pushed closer to conflict and war as the NASA team finds itself seriously behind in the newly initiated space race. The future of mankind, its ideological and technological advances are at stake, as the world’s super powers race to discover what lies on the dark side of the moon.
Who will get there first, and at what cost? – Goodreads
Lunary Discovery Review
Lunar Discovery is my first experience with Mercer, and perhaps a horrible book to start with as even the way the Goodreads synopsis reads, its set up blatantly as a sequel bait that apparently we’re supposed to beg the author for? Uhm, I won’t begging the author to continue this. Its very lackluster. The information, the ideas, the characters are all there, but this is not a perfectly cut gem of a story. A diamond in the rough that could shape up? Possibly.
I think the main reason this book fell so short of the mark is that it IS sequel bait, so Mercer took forever in unfolding things, and it just fell flat as a consequence. The last 20 percent or so was okay, but that hardly counts for anything when you consider I had to push myself to read the first 50 percent of it, just so I could say I finished the book or at least gave it a proper chance.
I will not be reading more from this author, as Lunar Discovery left me thoroughly unimpressed, and a tad angry because a good premise was wasted. But, if you want to find out for yourself, you can find Lunar Discovery: Let the Space Race Begin here on Amazon.