Publisher's description[edit | edit source]

From the back cover: While its own saucer section receives needed repairs, the U.S.S. Enterprise tests a new experimental saucer. In theory, the new saucer can survive a planetary crash landing, but will it come through intact under genuine test conditions? Riker, Data, Worf, and La Forge risk their lives to find out, and so does Admiral Nechayev of Starfleet.

But a dangerous test turns even more deadly when hostile forces seize control of the saucer --and turn it against the Enterprise.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AwarkinBartlettBill CodyCroninBeverly CrusherDataDuvestEgotHenry FultonGherinkGuinanJasonLinda JohnsonGeordi La ForgeMartinezMasonMendezMendonAlynna NechayevBurt PetersJean-Luc PicardPlerboWilliam T. RikerRo LarenSlarnTateDeanna TroiVylorTimothy WileyWorf
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Dante AlighieriKit CarsonDavid (biblical)Jefferson DavisEnrightGoliathEdward JellicoFrancois Duc De La RochefoucauldGarcia LorcaMitchellSaint PeterRobert PicardBenjamin SiskoSpot

Locations[edit | edit source]

Demilitarized ZoneKitjefKitjef IIPedrumStarbase 211
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Deep Space 9Earth

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS BolivarUSS Enterprise-DGrosvak (Galor-class) • Shufola (freighter) • Taranor (Galor-class)
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Alamo

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

BajoranBenziteBolianBynarCardassianDelosianDeltanEl-AurianFerengiKlingonPedrianSaurianVulcan
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BorgPakledRomulan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

MaquisStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other references[edit | edit source]

2151Andolian brandyantimatter storage podBlood Weddingdocking latchEmissary of the Prophetsenvironmental controlFederation-Cardassian border agreementIron AgeJeffries tubeplasma whippokeruraniumVISOR

Information[edit | edit source]

  • According to the historian's note, the events of the novel take place after the episode Preemptive Strike.

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
Dragon's Honor
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
Possession
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Preemptive Strike
Pocket Next Adventure:
Crossover
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