Valerie J. Mikles, author
Bounty hunter and spaceship pilot Corey is desperate to escape her abusive ex-lover Ivan LaMark, but joining the crew of the honest trade vessel, Oriana, hasn't quite been the escape she hoped for. But then she stumbles upon the bounty of a lifetime--one of the Disappeared. The Disappeared are political refugees who have literally vanished from the lunar surface. Finding one, Corey knows she could be set for life, ensuring her escape from her former lover for good. But, naming her price has put her directly in the crosshairs of the lunar Guard, Oriana's crew, and, even worse, Ivan LaMark. The first of the New Dawn series, The Disappeared is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller filled with betrayal, sabotage, dysfunction, and a mysterious, disappearing bounty.