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A crisis for Captain Picard—or a case for Dixon Hill, private detective?A Hard Rain is a Star Trek: The Next Generation novel written by Dean Wesley Smith, released in March 2002.

Description[]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard has long enjoyed playing the part of Dixon Hill, a hard-boiled private eye straight out of American pulp fiction. His holographic excursions into 1940s San Francisco, a colorful world of gunplay and gangsters, provide a welcome diversion from his hefty responsibilities as a Starfleet captain.
But not this time.
The starship USS Enterprise has lost power and control, its own momentum carrying it ever deeper into a dangerous zone of warped space and time. And the only way out is hidden somewhere in the mean streets and back alleys of old 'Frisco. But so is a cold-blooded murderer…
Now Dixon Hill, alias Jean-Luc Picard, must get to the bottom of a tangled mystery that threatens the lives of everyone aboard the Enterprise!

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Characters[]

Arnie AndrewsBrad BarringerDan BellBenny the BangerHarvey Upstairs BentonCarterBeverly CrusherJessica DanielsDouglasDataEvansGhost JohnsonGeordi La ForgeJoe MorganJean-Luc PicardDanny ShoeSpotStanleyWhelan
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Marci AndrewsSlippery Stan HandDixon HillLennyCyrus Redblock

Starships and vehicles[]

automobileUSS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class explorer)

Locations[]

Blacknessholodeck
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San Francisco (North America, Earth, Sol system)

Races and cultures[]

androidhologramHuman

States and organizations[]

FederationStarfleetUnited States of America

Science and technology[]

energygunholodeckholographic programlifeformmatterspacestarstar systemstarshiptime

Ranks and titles[]

captainchief medical officercommandercommanding officerdoctorlieutenant commanderoperations managerprivate detectivesecond officer

Other references[]

20th century24th centuryauriferiteCineramaclothingdeathFederation Starfleet ranksgovernmenthistoryhumanoidmovienation-stateplanetraces and culturesranktechnologytitlewaterweaponyear

Chronology[]

1940s 
The Dixon Hill stories are published, taking place contemporary to this modern era.
2377 
The Enterprise-E is imperiled.

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Connections[]

published order
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Progress
Pocket Next Adventure:
Shattered


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