Book II of Gambler’s Star. Opportunist Deuce McNamara considers himself the Man in the Moon. The former bagman for the Borgioli clan on Moonbase Vegas works every angle and comes up aces. Now right-hand man to Hunter Castle, wealthy businessman and owner of the new casino Darkside City, Deuce spins in an orbit of riches and power. But when a powerful explosions rips apart Castle’s fabled spacecraft, Gambler’s Star, Deuce’s world spins out of control. The lunar St. Valentine’s Day-type catastrophe has rubbed out the top echelons of the Six Families that control the Moon and Castle himself, leaving Deuce in the middle of the bloodbath to end all bloodbaths. As the Families pursue their vendettas and the rebels of the Moonsider Liberation Front launch a campaign of terror, it’s up to Deuce to intervene, stop the slaughter and prevent puritanical Earthsiders from imposing a tyranny of decency on the Moon.