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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.



Vanguard personnel and residentsEdit

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

Omari-Ekon personnelEdit

AurelieZett NilricAmity Price
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Other charactersEdit

Lora BrummerDonnieFrankie LibertiniCervantes QuinnVanessa Theriault
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Arlys Warfield

Starships and vehiclesEdit

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


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 culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

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

Science and technologyEdit

autosuturebiobedbone-knitting lasercommunications arraycomputerdata carddermal regeneratordisruptorfood synthesizerhologramrecordersubspace communicationwarp nacelle

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorassassinchief medical officercommodorecommunications specialistdoctoreditorensignfleet captainintelligence officerjournalistlieutenantlieutenant commandermerchant-princenursereceptionistscience officerserver

Other referencesEdit

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


Related storiesEdit

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


Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Reap the Whirlwind
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
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Production historyEdit

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