Daniel Barth edited the summary of Crisis on the Far Side (The Maurice Series) Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
Traveling to summer camp on the Lunar far side with his friend Cassie Metis, Maurice is surprised when they are joined by Shannon Kappel who has come all the way from Mars to attend summer camp with Maurice. Maurice and Shannon found that they had feelings for each other while they were exploring Mars together, but Maurice had left Shannon behind and returned to the Moon, ending the relationship almost before it began. Cassie teases Maurice quite a bit about his feelings for Shannon!Camp Ingenuity is sponsored by the mysterious NovaLunik company, the makers of the fastest super-computers in the solar system. But the camp and the computer company share a secret - the super computers actually tie into the brains of the young campers as they sleep and use them for memory and processing power!The Consolodated Mines and Petroleum Company is also trying to take over the NovaLunik company and manuvering to steal the secret to their super-fast computers. Ricardo Ochoa, Vice President of CMP (see 'The Doomed Colony of Mars') blackmails Maurice and his friends into trying to steal the secret for him. Maurice's attempted raid on the NovaLunik factory doesn't go as expected, and Maurice must ultimately decide to either help the NovaLunik company keep their strange secert, or give it over to Ricardo Ochoa and Consolodated Mines and Petroleum!