Publisher's descriptionEdit

From the back cover: When Quark brokers a lucrative deal to trade trellium crystals from the Gamma Quadrant for gold-pressed latinum, the potential for profit seems too good to be true.

It is. Pretty soon Deep Space Nine is under fire from at least three different alien races, each accusing the others of theft, piracy, and worse. Then angry Klingons get involved, and so do the Ferengi....

Odo wouldn't mind seeing one of Quark's schemes backfire, but not when it places the entire station in the middle of a shooting war that might consume them all!



Julian BashirBedalJadzia DaxDolrasDorramDrokasFlennElim GarakKira NerysKlarnKotrenLethMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRomBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoThrannTol EllienaTol JaninTol NarethWorf
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DukatGowronJedriNogJennifer Sisko


Alpha QuadrantBajorBajoran wormholeDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantMyalon CorridorOperations centerPromenadeQuark's
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AfricaAndromeda GalaxyCardassiaEarthLunaM-31New ZealandUnited StatesWellington

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Ferengi marauderKlingon bird-of-preyUSS Rio Grande (Danube-class runabout) • USS Rubicon (Danube-class runabout) • Toknor (Klingon freighter) • Vor'cha-class
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BarakaUSS Enterprise-DToshienTosarian freighter

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaBeshiel Second RealmKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran Natural Resource CouncilDominionHouse of GowronKlingon High CouncilNaziPenningtonStarfleet Academy

Science and technologyEdit

alienammoniaatmospherebeam emitterbiobedbonecloaking devicecommunicationscomputerconcussionEM impulse clusterenergyenginefeatherfeverfirehailhourhydrogeninertial dampenerintercomkilometerlight-yearlong-range sensorminuteneutrinophaserphoton torpedoplasmascannersecondsensorsensor probeshieldssolidspacestarstatus displaytimetractor beamturboliftuniverseviewscreenwarp factorwormhole

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchiefcommanderDaiMondoctorengineerfreedom fightermajormurdererofficerscience officersoldierstrategic operations officerthieftraderwarrior

Other referencesEdit

baseballbaseballbaseball batcontrabanddabodayFerengi Rules of Acquisitiongold-pressed latinumhelmherbhullJudaismklaxonmoonOccupation of Bajorpea souppiepigplanetoidplanetprune juicequadrantquarterssectorsoupspace lanesynthaletechnologytrelliumuniversityweaponweekwindowyear


Related storiesEdit

  • The events of episodes such as "Emissary" (Sisko meeting the Prophets), "The Jem'Hadar" (Jake being stranded on the disabled runabout), "Explorers" (Sisko and Jake building the light-sail spacecraft), "The Way of the Warrior" (the Klingon attack on Cardassia) and "Bar Association" (Rom leaving Quark's to start working as an engineer) are mentioned in the novel.

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