Summary[edit | edit source]

From the back cover: Ntignano was a populated world with a perfect sun -- until the right technology fell into the wrong hands. Now the sun is failing quickly, and the Starship Enterprise has just one chance to evacuate the fleeing refugees. Captain Jean-Luc Picard must succeed in delicate negotiations with the only people who can help them: a prickly neighboring species known as the Tsorans.

To assist in that effort, Commander Will Riker was assigned a very different diplomatic task. As a polite formality and show of good faith, he accompanied a young Tsoran prince to an exclusive hunting preserve. There, technology-damping fields and some of the galaxy's deadliest predators were supposed to test the untried noble's ability in the kaphoora -- the hunt. But the shuttlecraft didn't land on Fandre; it crashed.

Now, cut off from Tsora and the Enterprise, the survivors of the disaster face the ultimate struggle for survival. Without the aid of tricorders or phasers, Riker, his royal charge, and their would-be rescuers must fight for their lives with the only weapons they can muster -- spears and bat'leth, tooth and claw.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AkarrAtannChafarBeverly CrusherDataGavareNadann JessonKetanKugenGeordi La ForgePavarJean-Luc PicardRakalRegenWilliam T. RikerTakanTehraDeanna TroiWorfYenanZefan

Locations[edit | edit source]

AksannaFandreNtignanoNtignano IVTsora

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • shuttlecraft
Referenced only 
USS Curie

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]


States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

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Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

ambassadorcaptainchief engineercommandercounselordoctorengineerensignfirst officerguardlieutenantlieutenant commanderrefugeeReynKa

Other references[edit | edit source]

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Gemworld, Book Two
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
Diplomatic Implausibility
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Second Skin
Pocket Next Adventure:
Perchance to Dream:
"To Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles"
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Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
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Star Trek Generations
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