I, the Constable is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine eBook released in November 2017. It is the third original eBook of the series to be written by Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block.


With his Starfleet assignment temporarily on hold, Odo needs a distraction. He welcomes Chief O'Brien's offer to loan him some of the action-packed books that both men relish: tales about hard-boiled private eyes, threatening thugs, and duplicitous dames. Then Quark suddenly goes missing during a hastily planned trip to Ferenginar. His concerned friends on Deep Space Nine feel that Odo, as the station's former chief of security, is uniquely suited to track Quark down. But once on Ferenginar, Odo learns that Quark is trapped in the seamy underbelly of a criminal enterprise that could have been ripped from the pages of one of O'Brien's novels. To find the bartender, Odo discovers that he must rely not only on his law enforcement background, but his knowledge of all things noir...



Deep Space 9 personnel and residents

Jefferson BlackmerBroikFroolHetikM'PellaMornNogMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRo Laren
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Vic FontaineHaeniKeiko O'Brien


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Other characters

Eisla DarvisLeetaTreir
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Julian BashirBenaBlessed ExchequerRaymond ChandlerFaraMike HammerDashiell HammettKira NerysKozakPhilip MarloweJake SiskoSam SpadeMickey Spillane

Starships and vehicles

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cruise shippaddy wagonUSS Rio Grande


Deep Space 9 (PlazaQuark's) • Denorios BeltFerenginar (Bowog BayBowog BogExchequer SuitesFederation EmbassyFrin’s Fabulous FortuneLatinum LifestyleNagal ResidenceSacred MarketplaceTower of Commerce)
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Bajor (Holana RiverQuark's) • Deep Space 9 • Deep Space 9 II (HubWormhole-Rent-A-Shuttle) • Ferenginar (Bowog DamFerengi Acquisitional Education FacilityIsle of GrubReni’s Latinum Lyceum) • Galorndon CoreRisa (Temtibi Lagoon) • Vault of Eternal DestitutionWrigley's Pleasure Planet

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Federation CouncilFederation News ServiceFerengi AllianceFerenginar Department of SecurityStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Capital City Brokerage AcademyEconomic Congress of Advisors of the Ferengi AllianceFemale Fashion (Federation Edition)Ferengi Board of Business BaronsFerengi Commerce AuthorityFerengi Entrepreneurs’ ClubFerengi Futures ExchangeFerengi World NewsGlobal/Quadrant FinanceGreat LinkLatinum TimespoliceSludge Liquid Investments

Ranks and titles

assistant chief engineerbartenderbusboybusinessmancaptainchefchiefchief brokercon manconstabledabo boyengineerentrepreneurexecutive officerFerengi Ambassador to the Republic of Bajorfinancial managerGrand Nagusinvestigatorinvestorlieutenant commanderreceptionistsecurity chiefsenior chief petty officervaletwaiter

Science and technology

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Other references

2385algae puffAltair sandwichAntarean sausageaphid aspicArgelian suedeascomycotaBajoran aleBajoran yak furBaneriam hawkbattering rambeetle puréebeltbigamyBill of Opportunitiesbolt holebonnetBowogian eelbroachbucketbureaucracybusiness cardbusiness licensecafecephalopodchaircoatconfettiCorinthian leathercorporationd’k tahgdabodatebookDeep Cap accountDenebian slime devildesiccation ceremonyDilb the DestitutedivandwiseleelwasserEmbassy Dedication DayFerengi mammatomoderne stylefermented millipede juicefinancial crime fileflight bagforaigafralixfrinxingfungi phylafungusfur collargaming pavilionGamma Trianguli Boa AlfredogilvoGourmet GalaxygraupelGreat Material Continuumgroat cakehappy hourhasperathibernationhideouthigh heelshospitalhotelhoveljellied gree-wormknifekronfruitkumquatlarva tealatinumlighthousemanaclesMardi Grasmarital contractmodus operandimushroomnoir fictionnotepadpantrypayment boxpenthouseperfumepermafrostpermitphobinpitcherpolar toadpoliticsportfolioposterpulp fictionproprietorshiprecitalroot beerRules of AcquisitionSacred Scroll of the Rules of Acquisitionsaloonsea snail brûléeserving standshell accountslimy peat teaslugsnail sandwichstatuestylusswamp salamanderswamp tubertarg intestineTarkalean condortavernteapotTeirenian antTholian silktickwoodToad Sweat in Springtraytree beetletundravolewaitstaffwaterzygomycota


Related media


  • I, The Constable was the fifth of five DS9 themed releases of 2017.



Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatar, Book One‎Avatar, Book TwoAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book OneThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book TwoUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending SacrificeThe MissingSacraments of FireAscendanceForce and MotionThe Long MirageEnigma TalesOriginal Sin
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club" • Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)Rules of AccusationI, The Constable
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas


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