As a physicist and computer scientist, Edward M. Lerner gained access to such unsuspecting techie havens as Bell Labs and Hughes Aircraft—even onto NASA's space shuttle simulator. Probe, his first novel, was a techno-thriller that leveraged that experience. Moonstruck builds on that tradition.
Lerner's appearances in leading science-fiction magazines include the cyberspace novel Survival Instinct (serialized in Analog) and the InterstellarNet novelettes (in Analog and Artemis) about the century-long evolution of a star-spanning, radio-based, trading community. His SF/mystery/telecom novelette Creative Destruction was anthologized in Year's Best SF 7 and was the sole work of speculative fiction published in association with Telecom World 2003 (sponsored by the UN's International Telecommunications Union).
His website is http://www.edwardmlerner.com/.