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Summary[edit | edit source]

Federation News Service reporter, Tim Pennington, gets embroiled with the Orion Syndicate when a young woman approaches him for his assistance in becoming a reporter herself.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Vanguard personnel and residents[edit | edit source]

Jennifer BraunAdan ChungEzekiel FisherThomas GintherMerylTim PenningtonSauraT'Prynn
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JetanienJabilo M'BengaDiego Reyes

Omari-Ekon personnel[edit | edit source]

AurelieZett NilricAmity Price
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Ganz

Other characters[edit | edit source]

Lora BrummerDonnieFrankie LibertiniCervantes QuinnVanessa Theriault
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Arlys Warfield

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Omari-EkonRocinante (Mancharan starhopper)
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Constitution-classUSS MalaccaUSS Sagittarius (Archer-class)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Café RomanoCommand towerFontana MeadowIsolation Ward 4Stars LandingTaurus ReachTom Walker'sVanguard (Watchtower-class) • Vanguard Hospital
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Alpha CentauriEarth (ScotlandWilliam Allen White School) • Federation EmbassyGamma Tauri IVJinoteur IVVault

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

DeltanEdosianHumanNaloriOrionTellariteTriexianVulcanZaranite
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KlingonShedaiTholian

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Federation News ServiceOrion SyndicateStarfleetStarfleet SecurityUnited Federation of Planets
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Judge Advocate GeneralKlingon EmpireStarfleet CommandStarfleet Intelligence

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

autosuturebiobedbone-knitting lasercommunications arraycomputerdata carddermal regeneratordisruptorfood synthesizerhologramrecordersubspace communicationwarp nacelle

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

ambassadorassassinchief medical officercommodorecommunications specialistdoctoreditorensignfleet captainintelligence officerjournalistlieutenantlieutenant commandermerchant-princenursereceptionistscience officerserver

Other references[edit | edit source]

2240brigcidercoffeecomacourt martialdistress beaconeggfish filletflaskhandkerchieficed teaquadrantrecreation deckRomulan alesconeStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)terrestrial enclosuretomato juicevegetablewhisky

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

Stories featuring Starbase Vanguard
Star Trek: Vanguard novels HarbingerSummon the ThunderReap the WhirlwindOpen SecretsPrecipiceWhat Judgments ComeStorming Heaven
Short stories and novellas Distant Early WarningThe Black FlagDeclassified (Almost TomorrowHard NewsThe Ruins of Noble MenThe Stars Look Down) • In Tempest's Wake

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Reap the Whirlwind
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
not yet placed

Production history[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous novel:
Precipice
Vanguard novels Next novel:
What Judgments Come
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