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Introduction (blurb)[]

Many light-years away from the safety of the Federation, the Starship Enterprise stands guard over an alien world whose unique natural resources could change the balance of power throughout the galaxy. The ship's crucial assignment: to maintain a Federation presence on the planet below, to defend the world's newly arrived inhabitants from hostile aliens, and to fight a solitary battle against all who would claim the planet's riches for their own.

Against all odds, Kirk and his crew have preserved the struggling Federation colony on Belle Terre, but their heroic efforts may have been in vain. In a last-ditch attempt to drive the entrenched settlers off their new home, the alien Kauld have contaminated the planet's atmosphere with a destructive biochemical agent that will soon render the entire world inimical to human life. With only weeks to spare, Spock races to find a scientific solution to their dire predicament, while Kirk takes the battle to the enemy, determined to wrest the secret of their salvation from the very forces out to destroy the future of this new Earth!

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Characters[]

AkinsAyariconBennyBarbara BonnieBranchLilian CoatesReynold CoatesGary DonFrancie EvansGillespieStephen HainesBonnie HarrowImmiJeffriesKilvennanJames T. KirkMaryLeonard McCoyNovaEvan PardonnetRedmondRelaagithMontgomery ScottBill SkaerbaekSpockBetty SterlingLen SterlingDan StevensHikaru SuluThomsenNyota UhuraCharles WelchTegan WelchYanorada
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EllayBettie StevensVellyngaith

Starships and vehicles[]

Brother's KeeperUSS EnterpriseHunter's MoonKauld warship (warship) • Little BrotherLittle SisterNorthwest PassageUSS Peleliu (Chesapeake-class) • Royal York

Locations[]

Belle Terre

Races and cultures[]

HumanKauldVulcan

States and organizations[]

StarfleetStarfleet Academy

Science and technology[]

alienallergycommand chaircommunicationscomputercontrol panelfail-safe stop deviceGamma Nightgunhailing frequencyhairhourmechanismminutenanoassembleroliviumorbitphaserpolymerscreensecondself-replicating nanomachinesiliconic gelsweattimeultrasonicwind

Ranks and titles[]

assistantcaptainchief engineercommunications officerguardinventorlieutenantscience officerwarlord

Other references[]

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Timeline[]

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Previous novel:
The Flaming Arrow
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
Challenger
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Previous Adventure:
The Flaming Arrow
Pocket Next Adventure:
Challenger


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