About the Book

A fast-paced, highly topical conspiracy thriller involving the Apollo moon landings.

In 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon . . . didn’t it?

After China announce a space mission to place their own flag next to the one US astronauts planted during the Apollo 11 mission, few people bat an eyelid. Shortly after this statement Charlie Stephens, a 74-year-old former filmmaker, is murdered. The incident is made to look like an accident, but why?

Going through his father’s effects, Gary Stephens discovers reels of 35mm celluloid showing the Apollo mission was faked – there’s no US flag on the moon, and only a handful of people know it.

For his own safety Gary is brought into Mission Dark Side, a government-sanctioned cover-up to send a crew to the moon to plant the flag before the Chinese reach it . . . but there are those out to sabotage the mission who will go to any lengths to achieve their aims.

Praise for Mitch Silver: “Readers will be impressed by Silver’s finesse in juggling endless time frames and counterplots and rewarded with an elaborate set of assassinations and double-crosses” Kirkus Reviews on The Apollo Deception

“A great thriller, worthy of Ian Fleming himself” Lee Child on In Secret Service

A smart and breezy reprise of the spy stories of the 20th century” Library Journal Reviews on In Secret Service

“The pace is agreeably fast; and the intelligent, capable Klimt makes an engaging lead character” Booklist on The Bookworm

“Silver’s high spirits are so contagious that readers will happily go along for the ride” Publishers Weekly on In Secret Service

Winner of the beach-read sweepstakes, it will have us teasing facts from fiction. For all popular collections, in multiple copies” Library Journal  on In Secret Service

The Bookworm is that very rare, almost extinct thriller: well plotted, intelligent as hell James Patterson

About the Author

Mitch Silver studied History at Yale and attended Harvard Law School before becoming a writer for several of the big New York ad agencies. He is the author of In Secret Service and The Book Worm, and lives with his wife Ellen in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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