When tech titan Trevor Hurz launches a space tourism program, he uncovers a startling secret on the moon's dark side: a crater with something alive inside. Trevor needs to be prepared for a situation that can certainly be monetized and possibly weaponized. But is he already too late? Upon returning to Earth, that something escapes the shuttle hold, and now Trevor needs the world's best hunter, Axel Crossgate—a man with whom he shares a dark history—to chase down what could be the world’s most dangerous predator. Their past makes for a strained if not impossible partnership, but however this hunt ends, the very survival of the planet is at stake...

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BENJAMIN PERCY is the author of six novels – most recently The Unfamiliar Garden (William Morrow) – three story collections, and a book of essays. He writes Wolverine, X-Force and Ghost Rider for Marvel Comics. He is currently adapting Urban Cowboy into a series for Paramount Plus and he co-wrote the film Summering (a selection of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival). His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Esquire (where he is a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Outside, Men's Journal, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Paris Review. His honors include the Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, an NEA fellowship, the iHeartRadio Award for Best Scripted Podcast, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. Learn more about him at www.benjaminpercy.com

BRENT SCHOONOVER is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist, known for his work on MARVEL, WWE Comic, ANT-MAN, HOWLING, COMMANDOS, BATMAN ’66.