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From the Gamma Quadrant they came, hordes of merciless Jem'Hadar soldiers commanded by the shape-changing Founders, who seek to conquer both the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. Now that the Dominion has joined forces with the Cardassians, and claimed Deep Space Nine as their prize, Starfleet is running out of time. As a secret military project nears completion, the destiny of the entire Alpha Quadrant depends on the courage of a few.

In the Federation's time of greatest peril, as the Starship Enterprise readies itself for battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard leads a desperate mission of espionage deep into the heart of the hostile Cardassian Empire. Unless they can prevent the Dominion from creating an artificial wormhole, hordes of fresh Jem'Hadar warriors and Changelings will pour into the Alpha Quadrant, dooming the Federation to unconditional surrender. But there may be a traitor along on the mission and Picard finds he cannot trust even his closest allies.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AnowonArlene BakkerBeverly CrusherDalivarDataDubarokFraznulenEnrak GrofHasmekTamla HorikJobraGeordi La ForgeSam LavelleLeztarlenEnrique MasserelliAlyssa OgawaJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerLena ShonsuiTaurikJack TorranceDeanna TroiShana WinslowJozarnay Woil
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Wesley CrusherRolfShekSito JaxaJack Winslow

Locations[edit | edit source]

Alpha QuadrantBadlandsDeath ValleyJunoSK-739-6Starbase 209
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BajorBajoran wormholeDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantKreel systemLunaPacifica

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Cook (Type-9 shuttlecraft) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • Galor-classJem'Hadar attack shipNew Orleans-classOrb of Peace (Bajoran freighter)
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USS Admiral StanleyCardassian antimatter tankerUSS Earhart

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

androidAntosianBajoranBetazoidCardassianChangelingDeltanHumanJem'HadarMerakanPatoniteRomulanTalavianTrillVortaVulcan
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CapellanFerengiOrionProphets

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

DominionRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Maquis

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

artificial wormholecorzaniumFerengi phaser pistolFerengi phaser rifleisolinear chipLCARSlectrazinemagneton collider

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainkaiscientist

Other references[edit | edit source]

Advanced Tactical TrainingBajoran languageCelestial TempleDominion Warfirst contactghostKoon-ut-laKoon-ut-kal-if-feePon FarrRigelian aleSolar Cup

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Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
Call to Arms...
The Dominion War Next novel:
...Sacrifice of Angels
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Scorpion, Part II
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Dominion War #4: ...Sacrifice of Angels
Previous Adventure:
Behind Enemy Lines
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Next Adventure:
The First
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