Spock must protect his niece from alien killers!


Teska, a Vulcan child raised on Earth, is destined to play a crucial role in the reunification of the Vulcan and Romulan peoples. While Spock escorts his young niece back to Vulcan for her betrothal ceremony, he strives to help her understand both her Vulcan heritage and her growing telepathic abilities.
But when an unplanned mind meld reveals the true identity of a deadly assassin to Teska, she and Spock find themselves the target of a Rigelian criminal network. With the Enterprise light-years away, Spock and his niece must go on the run, pursued by a conspiracy determined to end Teska's future before it has even begun!


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Pavel ChekovDenkerPatricia DonnellyFalonaFergolinHanuaHasmekHemoparJames T. KirkKorinnaKyleLeonard McCoyMondralOblekPardekSopegSpockTeskaT'LarTonoparNyota UhuraVitraWislok
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Amanda GraysonDouglas MacArthurSurakT'Pau

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise-A (refit Constitution-class)


Ancient GraceAtwaterBayool CaféCaliforniaDuparre Asteroid BeltEarthEmbarcaderoHaight StreetHermitage TownshipMount SeleyaNine HillsNorth AmericaPacific OceanRemusRigel IIRigel IVRigel VRigel systemRomulan Neutral ZoneTanglewood BriarTarquoleseTenderloin districtVulcanYquitra

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

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Science and technologyEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorbandleadercaptainChief SurgeoncrewmandoctorHealerhigh priestessmusicianofficerPraetor of the Romulan Star Empireprefectsecurity officer

Other referencesEdit

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The introduction to this novel places it shortly after TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Undiscovered Country.
Twenty-one years later.



Published Order
Previous novel:
Mudd In Your Eye
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
Heart of the Sun
Previous story:
Stories by:
John Vornholt
Next story:
Behind Enemy Lines
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
Shadows on the Sun
Previous adventure:
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Shadows on the Sun
Books One & Three
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2293.
The Pocket Books Timeline and Memory Beta Chronology place events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
Chapter 16
Next adventure:
"Iron and Sacrifice"

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