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The Enterprise discovers a lifeless Federation research vessel, orbiting a planet hidden behind a mysterious energy shield. Over the strong objections of his senior officers, Captain Picard and an away team beam over in search of the missing crew—
And vanish.
But soon his captain's disappearance is not the only problem facing Commander Riker. For a mysterious disease has begun ravaging the Enterprise crew. Now Riker must unravel the secrets of the planet below in order to rescue Picard—and prevent the starship's destruction.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AkaythyrArguellosBadnajianSam BurtinWesley CrusherDanikeDataLi FongGiancarlo FrediGuinanHomerGeordi La ForgeLeokritorMick MarcroftMarksMerriwetherModianoMiles O'BrienDani OrbutuPalazzoJean-Luc PicardKatherine PulaskiRadzicWilliam T. RikerSeedirkSharifStrakDeanna TroiHans VanderventerWorf

Klah'kimmbri[edit | edit source]

Boron'bakCafar'risDov'rellirEliek'tosFidel'licHarr'hKa'ascotKopaa'karLean'drucMaht'tiNurel'lidOrian'tucRalak'kaiRalak'taiRin'nocDan'nor Tir'dainiaMalor Tir'dainiaToc'tuTrien'norTrinlik'kon
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AkhileusAthenaCassandraHektorMenelaosOdysseusAbraham OrbutuPerrapataatPriamWilliam ShakespeareZeus

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class explorer)

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States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification[edit | edit source]

energy fieldlong-range sensorsecondstarship

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captaincommanderConscription Mastercouncillordoctorfirst officerrelief officer

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bridgeClass Mdayplanetyear

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published order
Previous novel:
The Captains' Honor
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
A Rock and a Hard Place
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Emissary
Pocket Next Adventure:
Peak Performance

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