Romulan Empire is in disarray and Ambassador Spock's attempts
to unify the Romulans with their distant forebears, the Vulcans,
result in him being publicly assassinated. Retired federation
captain James T. Kirk is hauled out of mothballs to find Spock's
murderer. Along the way he is helped by Riker, Picard, McCoy
is set after the events that unfolded in Star Trek: Nemesis.
If you've never read a Shatner/Reeves-Stevens novel then you
are going to be pretty confused.
of you who think that Kirk is already dead are in for a shock.
However, fans of the series will already know that Kirk was
resurrected to help against a Borg threat in a previous novel.
are problems with this book, that need to be mentioned here,
but not to be taken too seriously by the reader. Firstly they
drag a retired Scotty out to help Kirk. Now which Scotty is
this? I hear you ask. According to the Next Gen episode
Relics, Scotty had just retired when he was held in
limbo for x number of years and then rescued by Picard
and his Enterprise many years later. Then, off he tottered
into the vast unknown in a small shuttlecraft. And McCoy is
almost dead when we see him in the pilot of TNG, so
what use is he on a mission? These were some of the questions
nagging at me before I started to read this book.
as always, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens writing (and
William Shatner, who I'm sure made a valuable contribution
somewhere along the line) explain everything so that what
sounds like a mental idea really works out okay.
biggest complaint I have is that the authors seem to be trying
to please all fans whether they be of the original series,
TNG, DS9, Voyager or the movies. There is such a crossing
over of shows that it was difficult to keep up with it at
who take their Trek seriously may want to steer clear
of this book, but anyone who wants to see what William Shatner's
ego is up to these days will find this most amusing.
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