For other uses, see Constitution.

Introduction (blurb)[edit | edit source]

Continuing the powerful story of Jim Kirk's lost friend, the man who helped shape a Starfleet captain....

Gary Mitchell is dead, killed by his best friend for the sake of his ship. As Captain Kirk returns home in sadness, he recalls the first time he held Gary's life in his hands: Seven years earlier, the two men have been assigned to the U.S.S. Constitution, Gary as chief navigator and Kirk as second officer, when the starship comes to the defense of an alien world menaced by ruthless invaders. An early attack leaves both the captain and the first officer in comas, and Jim Kirk must take command for the first time. He finds himself with only one chance to defeat the heavily armed enemy -- but the cost may be Gary Mitchell's life!

Summary[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Daniel AldenAnyoqqAugenthalerDavid BaileyBanksHenry BeasonBeltreBlosserBorrikClifford BrentChafinChristine ChapelCraneFrancis DamionScott DarnellElizabeth DehnerDezagoHarris EggletonJohn FarrellFerrisGarrovickJack GaynorGilhooleyGreenHasegawaHerzogAkira HirotaIbrachAnita JankowskiKang, son of K'naiahKeyesJames T. KirkKonerkoJohn KyleLidellLivingstoneDarick LynchEllen MangioneMasefieldEthan MathewsLeonard McCoyMcKoneMedinaGary MitchellOjibweTammy O'SheaParkPavanoPiniellaMark PiperPolcovichPoquetteRawitzerEdward RayburnRebouletReggisSaylorMontgomery ScottSerlingSmileyBarbara SmithSpockJohn StilesHikaru SuluTolanTomberlinJoe TormolenChristina VelasquezVodis VodanisVosbergMariah WilloughbyWootenYuZuleta

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS CarolinaUSS ConstitutionUSS DefiantUSS ExcaliburUSS FarragutUSS LexingtonUSS PotemkinIKS Stormwind

Locations[edit | edit source]

AlcatrazAlpha OrtelinaAlpha Ortelina VIIArronus VIIBarcelonaCapella IVCerebus PrimeDelanos VIIndish IIIKlingon Neutral ZoneLinyar IIMos'rammi IXMurfreesboroSordinia IVStarbase 16Starbase 23Starbase 29Starbase 33Tenekratus IVTycho IVVelarrh VIIWyoming

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

CeebriianDedderacHiinkanHumanIltrasianKlingonN'shaiiOritixxSordinianVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

aliencomadeuterium injectorHiinkan Plaguemuonplastiskinstar systemstarshiptime

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainfirst officerlieutenantnavigatorsecond officeryeoman

Other references[edit | edit source]

Amazing GraceBaliba'an fertility goddesscoffeeLatinum honor medallionMandreggan moonblossommonographplanetthree-dimensional chesstuna casseroleVertigranen incense clusteryear

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

The novel cover art depicts James T. Kirk and Gary Mitchell wearing the Constitution assignment patch insignia, easily differentiated from the Enterprise insignia, having the same top form but missing one of the lower corners of the design.

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
My Brother's Keeper
Republic
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
My Brother's Keeper
Enterprise
Previous novel:
My Brother's Keeper
Republic
TOS novels Next novel:
My Brother's Keeper
Enterprise
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
My Brother's Keeper
Republic
Chapters 1-4, and 21
Pocket Next Adventure:
Constellations
The Landing Party
Sulu flashback
Previous Adventure:
My Brother's Keeper
Republic
Chapters 1-4, and 21
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Constellations
The Landing Party
Sulu flashback
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2265.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Burning Dreams
Chapter 16
2257
Chapters 4, 5-16
Next Adventure:
The Great Starship Race
Prologue


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