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Publisher's description[]

From the back cover: The Jarada are a mysterious race of insectoid beings with an extreme devotion to protocol. When this usually reclusive race offer to open diplomatic relations with the Federation, Captain Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise are quickly ordered to Jarada to negotiate the exchange of Ambassadors.

When the ship arrives, the Jarada seem uncharacteristically friendly. They invite Picard to send down members of his crew and negotiations proceed both quickly and smoothly. Suddenly, however, the Jarada change. They cut off Commander Riker and his away team from the U.S.S. Enterprise and initiate an unprovoked attack on the ship, Now Picard must unravel the aliens' mystery before it's too late for the away team -- and the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Summary[]

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References[]

Characters[]

CanjiirChangBeverly CrusherDataGuinanGeordi La ForgeMendosaMrenKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardRiisWilliam T. RikerSelarReggie TanakaDeanna TroiWorf, son of MoghZelbrektrovishZelfreetrollanZelnixcanlonZelk'helvtrobreenZelk'helvk'veltranZelmirtrozarnZelnyartroma'arZelnyentrozhahk
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Jack CrusherWesley CrusherDeyllarHandlerSri JandaKarbreshKiyoshiLeila KoryevJennie LiLouis XIV of FranceT'Zen

Locations[]

Archimedes sectorBeltaxiyan MajorBeltaxiyan MinorBeltaxiyan Minor system
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DulsinarayMarel VNaks!zray IVTorona IVYokohama IV

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class)
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USS Stargazer

Races and cultures[]

BetazoidEl-AurianHumanJaradaKlingonVulcan
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Tal'rekswee

States and organizations[]

Other references[]

androidFederation GamesfizzbintromboneVISORvrrek'khatVulcan Reformation

Related stories[]

  • The Jarada were introduced in "The Big Goodbye". Keiko finds out that she is pregnant, she gives birth in "Disaster" .

Connections[]

published order
Previous novel:
Chains of Command
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
War Drums
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Host
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Reflections
Section 5
Previous Adventure:
The Host
Pocket Next Adventure:
Reflections
Section 5
Previous Adventure:
The Host
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Next Adventure:
The Mind's Eye
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