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From the back cover: The da Vinci is returning to Hidalgo Station, a run-down old spacedock that has seen better decades, in order to pick up Commander Sonya Gomez from a much-needed shore leave. But when they arrive they find that Gomez has taken the station hostage, and is making insane demands -- if they aren't met, she'll blow up the station.

No one is more surprised than Gomez herself, who is trapped inside Hidalgo's control center with no way out -- and no way to stop her shipmates from thinking she's gone mad. Alone, the S.C.E.'s leader must find a way out of her trap before her shipmates take drastic action!



Carol AbramowitzDomenica CorsiDavid GoldSonya GomezSusan HaznedlJeriferAnthony ShabalalaTobias SheltSoloman
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Kenneth CaitanoTheodore DeverickKieran DuffyJertnal EchtoyRendar GrepnacktenElizabeth LenseLuaranYarnat NetgrelWayne "Pappy" OmthonPishkeEsther SilverArdack SprachneeSibkel T'NuncenLemanr TacketoMor glasch Tev

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USS da VinciVulpeculaMark 17 hauler-class


Artemis systemArtemis IXBajoran systemBartha IXDeep Space 9EarthEmpok NorLissepRecreational Station HidalgoRisaSector 861Sigma V

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StarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets

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  • This story marked John J. Ordover's first contribution to the Star Trek universe after leaving Pocket Books in 2004.

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