Murder Beyond The Milky Way

Murder Beyond The Milky Way

by Eric B. Ruark

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In the distant future, countries do not exist. Earth Prime is controlled by 5-mega Corporations that have cut the galaxy up into spheres of influence.

At the edge of explored space in the void between the known and the unknown, a group of enterprising miners have discovered Magnum-4, a planet of vast wealth. The planet is so isolated that the corporations know only of its existance, not its potential. The miners intend to keep it that way. Planting themselves in their terraformed biospheres, they intend to mine Magnum-4 down to its nickel core, keeping the planet's wealth for themselves. To achieve their ends, they have created a "perfect" society ruled over by a vigilance committee that takes no prisoners.

The vigilance committee is ruled over by Steve Somerset a former pirate. His lover is Lydia Thompson, Third Prime of the Directorate, one of the 5 Earth Prime mega corporations.

Young Harry Salem has been given the dubious job of talking Lydia into returning to Earth Prime to resume her corporate duties. Lydia, of course, has other plans. But everyone's plans come to a screeching halt when Steve is found murdered in his estate's garden.

The only way Harry can get Lydia to return to Earth Prime is to find out who killed Steve. The only problem is... Harry is an information geek and not a detective. But a swift kick in the ass from someone whom even the vigilance committee fears changes that forcing Harry to find a way to get the job done.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149953721
Publisher: Eric B. Ruark
Publication date: 01/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 499 KB

About the Author

I love a good mystery... books... TV... movies... real-life... which is why when I sit down at my keyboard, I have the tendency to write mystery stories. I was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut, but even at an early age, my parents encouraged me to travel, and although I'm a New England Preppie, I've been to schools in France and Switzerland and was the guest of Jose Greco, the famed Flamenco artist in Spain... all before I was 18 years old.

In college, I majored in English and Drama. I rowed on the varsity crew. After college, I took up acting. In Japan, you would have seen me as Babe Ruth in their popular show THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF JAPANESE BASEBALL. (That should give you a good idea of what I look like. I was Off-Off Broadway in BACKSTAGE BITCHES which had a limited run at the Cabaret Duplex in New York City. I was also in one of the road shows of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

Over the years I've had a love/hate relationship with writing. I've published a romance, RIVER OF RAIN for MacFadden under a pen name, and a mystery, THE CAMPUS KILLINGS under my own name. Both books are now out of print in the United States, although I hear that KILLINGS has recently been translated into Italian, but I no longer own the rights to that book.

When I turned 40, I took up bicycling and cycled across the country and down to Key West, Florida where I won the Hemingway Storytelling Contest several years in a row in the early 90s.

In 2004 Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine published ANTEBELLUM, a mystery set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and in May 2013, AHMM published SEEING DOUBLE, a modern mystery set in Maryland.

Currently, my wife and I live on a sailboat at a marina just off the Chesapeake Bay.

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