The Return is the second novel in the Odyssey trilogy. It was a New York Times bestseller.
Veridian III: A world has been saved, the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D lies in ruins, and one of the galaxy's greatest heroes rests beneath a simple cairn of rocks on a lonely hillside. But as a legendary Vulcan ambassador comes at last to the grave of his best and dearest friend, the adventure is only beginning.
The Borg and the Romulan Star Empire have joined forces against the Federation, and their ultimate weapon is none other than James T. Kirk, resurrected by alien science to destory the Borg's most formidable enemy: Jean-Luc Picard.
The astounding return of Kirk-as only William Shatner can tell it!
- "auroto" is a Romulan word that roughly translates "zombie" or "ghost'"
- William T. Riker was reassigned as first officer of the USS Challenger (NCC-71099) after Star Trek: Generations
- John Lewinski was captain of the USS Challenger.
- By this time, the USS Bozeman has been assigned scientific duty.