Introduction[edit | edit source]

From the back cover: When a fatal disease spreads over Bajor, threatening the entire planet with extinction, Captain Sisko must accept aid from an unexpected source: Ro Laren, Starfleet officer turned Maquis renegade. Major Kira and Ro reluctantly join forces to track the alien plague to its source -- even as the disease claims new victims on Deep Space Nine itself. Dr. Bashir struggles to find a cure, but the secret of the virulent invader may hide deep in the shadows of Dax's past.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Julian BashirBenzar OkrinCalculanthraComvic CamJadzia DaxEisenmanElim GarakGnomeMichael HagenHalkarmKeree LawrKestralnamenKira NerysTony KwiatkowskiManimoujakMornNodogascurOmpar TenzilKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienMolly O'BrienOdoOrserQuarkRo LarenRomSandonShakaarBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoTresVaris SulWinnYamaguchiZeber
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ArrenyaBareilBuck BokaiCroesusDax (symbiont)Curzon DaxLela DaxFola MiraxBenjamin MaxwellMilaynNareeyaNogJean-Luc PicardBabe RuthJoseph SiskoSejupTabatchTensataTobarWileyKasidy YatesCy Young

Locations[edit | edit source]

BajorBajoran ChamberDeep Space 9Gnago IslandMephil TrantosMount KatabaOperations centerThe PlacePromenadeQuark'sReplimatSorshaqTindarWardroom
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Andevian IICabrius PrimeCulpidusDucoaEarthGallitep labor campMexalNew OrleansRed SeaTroyVulcan

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Laslapadil (Orion raider) • runabout
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USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • Ferengi freighter

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

AndorianBajoranBolianChangelingDenebianFerengiHuman (Terran) • LurianOrionPandriliteRythrianSkelarianTellariteTrillYridian
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AnderianAndevianBenziteBimenionCardassianGornHanipharriKlingonMaratekkanMetileusanMoboriteProphetsRomulanVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Bajoran MilitiaBajoran Provisional GovernmentMaquisNavotPaquStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran High CouncilCircleDominionGorn HegemonyShakaar resistance cellStarfleet CommandTrill Council

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

airanimalatmospherebiofilterblack holeblaster riflebombbraincloaking devicecombination lockcomputercomputer linkdisruptorDNAenergy orbgravity generatorhelixlightlobelungmicro-lasermicrobeODN junctureOrion energy orbphaserplagueregulator nodereplicatorspacespace stationstarstarshiptransmission devicetriggering devicewarp corewhite blood cellWrath of the Prophets

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

bartenderbureaucratcaptaindabo girlEmissary of the ProphetsengineerFirst MinisterkaimajorNagusofficerOrion slave girlprelatescientisttetrarchvedekwaiterwaitress

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Bajoran-Cardassian Treatybarbaseballbaseball batblack marketblockadebroccolichaircreditdabodayEarthereconomyFerengi Rules of Acquisitionfoodginseng teaG'nerra juicegovernmentGreekhangar bayHanipharri brandyhot sauceice creamjokekayakinglatinumleave of absenceLouisville SluggermusicOccupation of BajorplanetPluffa spongeraktajinored winerintaroberokeg blood pieScandavian SunsetsidewalksongstockadesuicidetargTarkalean teataverntitaniumtransport containertreeVenn'ga frondwing-slugYankee pot roastyear

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published order
Previous novel:
The Tempest
DS9 numbered novels Next novel:
Trial by Error
Previous novel:
The Captain's Daughter
Novels by:
Peter David
Next novel:
House of Cards
Previous novel:
Saratoga
Novels by:
Michael Jan Friedman
Next novel:
Her Klingon Soul
Previous novel:
The Romulan Stratagem
Novels by:
Robert Greenberger
Next novel:
Doors Into Chaos
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Initiations
Pocket Next Adventure:
Non Sequitur
Previous Adventure:
Saratoga
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
The Way of the Warrior


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