Alone on a wilderness trek in the New Mexico mountains, Lakota P.I. Howard Moon Deer meets a barefoot, half-crazed astrophysicist who claims he's been abducted by a flying saucer and has just returned from the planet Klizmor in possession of an illusive equation from their advanced civilization: the Theory of Everything.
Is he a madman or part of a clever fraud? He's not just anyone, Howie soon discovers. He's Dr. Grisha Bloom, a famous Nobel Prize winning physicist, and when he's murdered Howie finds himself immersed in a dangerous world of UFO conspiracies, military secrets, and a group of cutthroat astronomers who are competing to claim credit for the discovery of a new subatomic particle, the Blue Moon Quark.
BLUE MOON, the 6th Howard Moon Deer mystery, takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through the dark side of New Mexico, birthplace of the atomic bomb, where science and fakery converge, and huge government contracts dangle for those brilliant enough-or ruthless enough-to reach for the stars.