Have you ever seen true evil? I mean, looked it in the face and recognized it for what it is? I have. And you know what? It’s a face like any other.
Thus begins DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, the second book in the Laura Cardinal series. When two newlyweds are found murdered at an Arizona campground, Arizona Department of Public Safety detective Laura Cardinal is enlisted to investigate. Laura Cardinal has made a specialty of troublehshooting serious crimes in small towns. Teamed with a partner who is working her last nerve, and visited by the ghost of her mentor, homicide cop Frank Entwistle, Laura’s already walking an emotional tightrope. The lies she uncovers create a chilling portrait of the dark side of love. And when she discovers one victim’s ties to an underground organization, she is plunged into a high-stakes conspiracy played out against the unforgiving backdrop of the Mojave Desert—where there are no second chances.
“DARK SIDE OF THE MOON takes you on a perilous descent into a shadowy underworld where light cannot reach, trust can be fatal, and the deepest truth is only another lie….A harrowing nonstop thrill ride.”
– New York Times Bestelling Auhor of Mortal Faults, Michael Prescott.
Praise for the first book in the Laura Cardinal series, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN:
“A superb debut…Welcome to a strong new voice in American Crime Fiction”
–T. Jefferson Parker, two-time Edgar Award winning author of California Girl
“A well-crafted, suspenseful police procedural, rich in characters, plot, and setting. J. Carson Black gets it right and mystery fans couldn’t ask for more.”
–Michael McGarrity, bestselling author of Slow Kill.
“J. Carson Black is a … genre treasure… Black can make you believe she’s the first person ever to use the material she does.”
– Chicago Tribune