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Book 5 – Showdown

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In 2132, The New World Order designated the Moon Base the official prison for New Earth. Over the next three years, all the prisons in New Earth were emptied, and the inmates sent to the moon. Only 63% of the inmates survived the voyage. The decision to move New Earth’s prison system to the moon was made for two reasons: first, it freed up critical space on the planet’s surface for housing developments and industrial facilities; second, moving dangerous criminals to the moon would keep the population of New Earth safer.

In 2139, The New World Order passed a law designed to deter criminals from ever committing a crime. Not only would the criminal be sent to the Moon Penitentiary, but their entire family – parents, and siblings, or spouse and children, depending on the age of the convicted person – would be sent along with them.

The cataclysmic conclusion to “The Moon Penitentiary” is finally here.

The New World Order reigns after a nuclear war on Earth causes civilization to crumble. Now, neoteric rules and zero tolerance govern those who refuse to conform.

The Hastons: Dirk, Rita, and children Garth and Rushell, are unfairly sentenced to decades of incarceration on the remote Lunar Penitentiary. There, they endure a hostile world a ruthless prison director, Soren, has cultivated. After an almost-successful getaway with the help of a sympathetic guard, Dirk has gotten left behind and has only hours to reunite with his family.

Their plan to escape the moon and land near a rumored sanctuary beyond the irradiated zone on Earth is not going well. Lunar day is upon them, leaving them nowhere to hide and their resources are dwindling. Struggling with injuries, evading a vengeful Soren is getting more difficult for the family. Can the Hastons survive long enough to make it home? If so, are they heading to a non-existent, or worse, more perilous destination?

Set in the not-too-distant future, full of sympathetic characters rife with tangible emotions, Showdown is the fifth and final book in an original science fiction dystopian series entitled “The Moon Penitentiary” by author Nick Langenberg. Book one, The New Earth, is available now by clicking here.

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