(From the publisher):
It seemed like such a good
idea at the time.
For thirteen-year-old Charles Dingillian - a.k.a. Chigger - and his two brothers, divorcing their parents was the only solution. It is bad enough that the Earth is in ruin. Economies are in turmoil. Borders have broken down, and rival supranational corporations are battling for supremacy.
But for Chigger, an Earth imploding into social and economic chaos is nothing compared to the epic battles waged by his parents. On a vacation up the legendary Beanstalk - an orbital elevator thousands of miles in length - they arrive at Geosynchronous Station, where Chigger decides he's had enough and initiates legal proceedings against his parents...and wins. His two brothers are free to go anywhere they choose. It's a chance at a new life.
A return to Earth is out of the question. Their only option is a colony off system. But their pioneering adventure takes a terrifying U-turn when the boys become the target of an intense interplanetary manhunt. Competing corporations are after something concealed inside the memory bars of younger brother Bobby's animatronic toy monkey - extremely powerful corporations that are willing to kill to get what they're after. Without knowing whom to trust, the boys are smuggled off the Beanstalk by a mad Lunar con man named Alexei. Pursued by Lunar Authority, they have only one chance: a desperate escape across the lunar surface to what they hope will be a safe haven. Can they trust Alexei? The truth is, they have no choice.
A new beginning? For Charles and his brothers, they will be lucky just to stay alive...
Original title: Bouncing Off The Moon
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Political→ Corporate Rule