Publisher's description[edit | edit source]

From the Gamma Quadrant they came -- hordes of fierce Jem'Hadar warriors commanded by the mysterious Changelings, who will stop at nothing to achieve victory over both the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. Now that the Dominion has entered into an unholy alliance with the Cardassian military regime and seized control of Deep Space Nine, Starfleet finds itself fighting a losing war against unbeatable odds. As mighty fleets clash in the deadly battleground of space, the fate of the entire Alpha Quadrant hangs in the balance.

The Enterprise-E is patrolling the Cardassian border, bracing for the joint Dominion-Cardassian offensive that Starfleet knows will come soon, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are reunited with a former crewmate, friend, and enemy: Ro Laren. The onetime officer, who defected from Starfleet to join the rebel Maquis, brings disturbing news. Deep behind enemy lines, the Dominion is attempting to build an artificial wormhole that will allow them to bypass the mined Bajoran wormhole and bring fresh reinforcements into the Alpha Quadrant, altering the balance of power irrevocably. If Captain Picard cannot stop the project, the new wormhole will guarantee the ultimate victory of the Dominion!

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Characters[edit | edit source]

CraycroftBeverly CrusherDataDerekDitokEldraEnrak GrofTamla HorikJouleshGeordi La ForgeSam LavelleLetharnaEnrique MasserelliAlyssa OgawaJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerRo Laren/TiloRolfSharferShekShon NavoLeni ShonsuiTaurikDeanna TroiShin WatanabeShana WinslowJozarnay Woil
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BoothbyCharlesJoret DalLenara KahnMiles O'BrienQuarkTalekJack WinslowWorf

Locations[edit | edit source]

Alpha QuadrantBadlandsBolian BistroCardassia PrimeEye of TalekGalionKreel systemKreel VIStarbase 209OK Corral
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BajorBajoran wormholeBrooklynCardassiaDeep Space 9Demilitarized ZoneEarthGamma QuadrantFellowship ColonyJeraddoSector 283Starbase 413Tral Kliban

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Aurora (Ambassador-class) • USS Carla Romney (Akira-class) • Cook (Type-9 shuttlecraft) • USS Enterprise (Sovereign-class) • USS Gallant (Nebula-class) • Galor-classJem'Hadar battle cruiserJem'Hadar fighterOrb of Peace (Bajoran starship) • USS Sharansky (Akira-class) • Success (Ferengi marauder) • Tag Garwal (Cardassian antimatter tanker)
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USS AizawaUSS BudapestIKS PaghUSS Seleya

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

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BorgHortaPlektakProphetsTrill symbiont

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Bajoran MilitiaCardassian GuardCardassian UnionDominionFoundersGalion CentralMaquisRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Great Link

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

corzaniumelectromagnetic pulseemotion chipEPS conduitmetaphasic shield enhancerminefieldocular implantphoton torpedoplasma couplingquantum torpedotachyontetralubisolverteron colliderwormhole

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

Emissary of the Prophetsfield docentglinngulOrion slave girlvedek

Other references[edit | edit source]

Battle of Sector 001black marketCardassian-Klingon WarChristmas treechurchcobraDenebian slime devilDominion Warlatinumnonaggression treatyOccupation of BajorOrion spicespiranhaSaurian brandySong for SolitudeTen-Forwardtomatotomato juiceTrakian aleWorld War IIzajerberry wine

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Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
First in Series
The Dominion War Next novel:
Call to Arms...
Previous story:
Mind Meld
Stories by:
John Vornholt
Next story:
Tunnel Through the Stars
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Vulcan's Soul #1: Exodus
Chapter 11, Section 2
Pocket Next Adventure:
Scorpion Part II
Previous Adventure:
What Dreams May Come
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Next Adventure:
Tunnel Through the Stars
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