Introduction[edit | edit source]

From the back cover: The free flow of traffic to the Gamma Quadrant is vital to the recovery and survival of the planet Bajor and to Federation interests as well. When a mysterious cloaked ship begins raiding wormhole shipping, cleaning out holds and killing entire crews, Commander Benjamin Sisko of Deep Space Nine acts at once to stop the menace.

Commander Sisko has unexpected aid: the cloaked vessel has been striking Cardassian ships as well, and the Cardassian commander Gul Dukat intends to destroy the ship at all costs. Their unlikely alliance works well - until two of Sisko's crewmen are captured by the raiders. Gul Dukat will stop at nothing to gain his victory; now Sisko must locate the predator ship, hold off the Cardassians long enough to rescue his people - and prevent an interstellar war.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Estellan AngerichJulian BashirCarterJadzia DaxDiaadulDijmasDukatArrishan fin'YrachElim GarakCytryn JarrielKira NerysDemaree KolovzonJoachim LedesmaLiebowitzMacauslanMeridVilis MöhrleinKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienMolly O'BrienOdoQuarkRadath KeiyBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoSorvChris SwannigTakelKerel TamaTesshanToborZhou
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Torrie AimatsuAimotoJaan AsheCurzon DaxIdrisInnarisMarquis of CarabasNogPhilipsJean-Luc Picard

Locations[edit | edit source]

Bajor sectorBajoran wormholeDeep Space 9Denorios BeltHabitat ringOperations centerPromenadeQuark's
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AdenAnabasiAnsterra sectorBajorBallimaeGeroldinMarsMiranuri asteroid beltSheraona colonyTrehanUtopia Planitia Fleet YardsXawenYrigar

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

CDS AvengerCarabas (Delta-class) • USS Ganges (Danube-class) • Gift of FlightHeartlessHelios (starship) • OnslaughtReprisalShannarSticky FingersVindicator
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CDS CounterblastUSS DefiantUSS Enterprise-DUSS HammurabiT'Marisu

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

AndorianAndreaznaAzhaeriBajoranCardassianChangelingFarrunaFerengiGemurraHumanSardonianTrehannaTrillXawe
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AnionaKaldanniKlingonRomulanTuaregVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Bajoran MilitiaCardassian GuardCardassian UnionSix BranchStarfleetStarfleet IntelligenceUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran ResistanceStarfleet Command

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

airlockanhydric shockatmospherecargo transportercartographyCherenkov radiationchronometercloaking devicecommunicatorcoronadataclipdocking tubeengineEPS systemfusion reactorgravity shadowhairhandprint scanholosuitehydratorinertial damping systemlifepodliquidmetaphasic shieldmicrotorpedominutephaserphoton torpedophoton torpedo launcherpower conduitpower plantreactorreactor chamberreplicatorretinal scanseries transformerstarshipstartimetoothtransfer nodetransformeruniversal translatorventilator

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

admiralcaptaincargo handlerchiefchief of operationscommanderdeputyengineerfree-tradergulmajorpirateprincesssmugglertechniciantouristtraderwaiter

Other references[edit | edit source]

anteriumashikhanbarbeerchairchameleonchessclothingcondition redcondition yellowcorridorcreditcredit stickdaydistress calldocking baydrinkduraniumengineeringfairy taleFederation-Cardassian Warglassgold-pressed latinumgravisholographic sealhullhumanoidJeffries tubeKalmr claretlizardmetalOccupation of BajorpiracyplanetpocketPuss in BootsquartersscoutspiderStarfleet uniformtaxTerrevani teathoriumtithetool kittrade fairtramtritaniumTrojan horseverriorwarweaponyearyeast

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

  • Jadzia recalls the events of "If Wishes Were Horses", specifically the double that Bashir's imagination created of her.

External links[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
Antimatter
DS9 numbered novels Next novel:
Valhalla
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Peacemakers
Pocket Next Adventure:
Star Trek: Day of Honor #1: Ancient Blood
Previous Adventure:
The Search
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
The House of Quark
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