Captain Kirk and his crew are caught in the middle of a deadly civil war — The Patrian Transgression is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel by Simon Hawke. It was published in April 1994, the 69th book in the Pocket Books series of numbered TOS novels.
- The USS Enterprise is sent to Patria I to discuss that world's application for Federation membership. But Captain Kirk and his landing party soon discover that the Patrians have a strict system of laws—enforced by a telepathic police force.
- In the midst of this startling revelation, the crew finds themselves in the middle of Patria's growing political unrest. Caught between the Patrian police and a deadly group of terrorists, Kirk, Spock and the others must fight for their lives on a world where their thoughts make them criminals—and all crimes are punishable by death.
The Enterprise travels to Patria I for a diplomatic mission. Investigating claims of a prime directive violation, disruptors sold to the world, the crew teams with Joh Iano. Iano, a 23rd century Patrian man, was a police officer holding the rank of lieutenant and, unknown to the crew, a genetically engineered member of the special telepathic police contingent. Specialist Andrew Muir beams down with Yeoman Trish Jacob to aid Kirk's landing party on Patria I. Muir brings Rigellian brandy and glasses to share with with them and their liaisons. He deciphers their computer systems and quickly learns more about Patrian culture than the rest of the team up to that point, including details on their surgically-endowed telepathy and their Mindcrime Unit. Muir links a universal translator to Patrian equipment and helps repair a deflector grid on the surface. He aids the liaisons while interviewing local police, hoping to find some overlooked detail in their investigation about rebel activity. When Spock was taken by rebels, Kirk bluffs using a non-existent general order, and Muir worries that Kirk might be court martialed for that. Kirk's captain's log for stardate 6769.4 notes that the crew attended funeral services for Lieutenant Joh Iano.
- Anjor • Zyl Barg • Christine Chapel • Pavel Chekov • Dorin • Rohr Harkun • Joh Iano • Trish Jacob • Mohr Jarum • Javik • Rak Jolo • Robert Jordan • Zor Kalo • Tohr Karsi • James T. Kirk • Kim Li Wing • Lovik (Patrian) • Leonard McCoy • Andrew Muir • O'Dell • Rahz • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Nyota Uhura • Urik • Azk Yalu • unnamed Orions (the Orion freebooter captain) • unnamed Patrians • USS Enterprise NCC-1701 personnel (unnamed USS Enterprise NCC-1701 personnel)
Starships and vehicles
- USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Komarah (Patrian spaceship) • Patrian police flier • Orion freebooter ship • Patrian civilian flier
- Arena Club • Patria I
Races and cultures
- Referenced only
States and organizations
Science and classification
Materials and substances
Food and drink
Technology and weapons
- comset • disruptor • fighting staff • helmet • interference generator • public address system • rifle • riot rifle • sidearm • starship
Ranks and titles
- announcer • captain • commander • commissioner • criminal • doctor • officer • prime minister • rebel • senior officer • server • terrorist
- Ankor • clothing • crime • helmet • landing party • mace • monolith • music • planet • skinsuit • table • tower
- The general design of the Orion freebooter ship was not described, but at the time of the novel's publication, the only Orion ships known in canon were the indistinct blurry light representing a vessel from TOS episode: "Journey to Babel" and the ruddy orange vessel seen in TAS episode: "The Pirates of Orion". In non-canon works, a few other designs had been shown in the FASA RPG. It might make sense to equate this ship's probable visual profile with any of those vessels, but later productions such as gaming from Interplay and STO, and canon depictions in ENT and TOS remastered provide a great many more designs that could fit this ship's profile. For the purposes of this wiki only the indistinct blur is shown as assuming any other design would be speculation.
- Although there have now been many Klingon disruptor types depicted in Star Trek's 23rd century, at the time of this book's publication the only one that had been shown was the Klingon disruptor pistol from TOS. For the purposes of this wiki, that is the one pictured in citation to the appearance here.
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