Moon of Mutiny Author:Lester Del Rey Ballantine Books (c) 1961, 1977 — Publication date November 1977 — Pure luck had gotten Fred Halpern assigned to fly an emergency mission to the Moon. But, once there, he lived under a cloud of distrust and was treated with suspicion by the other members of the exploration team. On the harsh and deadly lunar surface, iron discipline was all that k... more »ept humans alive - and Fred had been washed out of the Space Academy for disobeying a direct order.
It wasn't his fault that vital equipment failed and bad luck plagued the expedition - but he was tagged as a jinx and warned to do what he was told and to stay out of trouble.
So when a spaceship crashed nearby. Fred found himself in a desperate situation. He was sure he knew the ship's location and so could rescue the survivors. But was ordered not to try. This was his final test: Should he obey orders and let two men die or should he back his own hunch with the one crime unforgivable on the Moon...mutiny!« less