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When Captain Sisko leads the Defiant on a dangerous mission into the Gamma Quadrant to liberate a conquered world, the Bajoran government insists that Kai Winn, the Federation's longtime nemesis, assume complete control of the space station. Left behind by Sisko, Major Kira expects the worst from the Kai's new regime, but even she is caught by surprise when a fleet of alien warships attack Deep Space Nine!


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Virjaaj AaastaakAkkatAsta-haBaangJulian BashirJadzia DaxDrukulu-daDukatJoson WabakKira NerysN'Kduk-ThagMiles O'BrienOdoOwena-daQuarkRagatRimtha-daBenjamin SiskoTivva-maTina WeymouthWinn AdamiWorfunnamed Drek'la
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AhabRobert BurnsCurzon DaxTorias DaxFrederick DouglassKahlessMigarIsaac NewtonJake SiskoJennifer SiskoYamadaZek


BajorDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantSierra-Bravo 112Sierra-Bravo 112-IIStirnis
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Bryce CanyonCardassiaBetazedFerenginarMount TraxanaxanosSea of the StandTerok Nor

Starships and vehicles

USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • GM-class

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

All Prophets CouncilBajoran MilitiaQuark's Mining and Mineral Processing FacilityStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation CouncilFerengi Alliance

Science and technology

alpha wave inducerchlorophyllcyanidecynaninedilithiumexoscalpelgallium arsenidehypotourniquetinertial damperneutron starquantum torpedoseleniumtrilithiumtritiumuniversal translator

Ranks and titles

Emissary of the ProphetsGrand Nagusgulhetmankailegatemajorvedek

Other references

Cyrano de BergeracdaktharaDivine Treasuryd'k tahgdubbopFederation planetary databaseFerengi Rules of AcquisitiongaghGrand Planet of LatinumkanarlatinummeurikOccupation of BajorOdo's bucketPequodpoker facePrime DirectiveThe RavenRigelian bloodwineroot beerTo a Mouseverlak


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published order
Previous novel:
The 34th Rule
DS9 numbered novels Next novel:
The Courageous
chronological order
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Pocket Next Adventure:
The Courageous
Previous Adventure:
By Inferno's Light
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
The Courageous
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2373.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Next Adventure:
The Courageous
Chapters 1; 6-8; 12 Section 1