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By: Brad Ferguson
It has been eighteen months since the Starship Enterprise
completed her historic five-year mission and her legendary
crew has separated, taking new assignments that span the galaxy.
On Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk has married and started a
new life as Chief of Starfleet operations where he is
overseeing the refit of his beloved ship, now commanded by a new
captain - Will Decker. Kirk's only tie to his former crew mates
is his Chief of Staff, a young Lieutenant Commander
named Kevin Riley.
But Kirk's new, quiet life changes when he meets a scientist
named G'dath who is on the brink of perhaps the greatest
scientific discovery in a century. G'dath's invention could mean
tremendous strides in Federation technology, or - in the wrong
hands - the subjugation of countless worlds.
When Klingon agents capture this new technology, Admiral
Kirk and Lt. Commander Riley are all that stands between
peace and devastation for the entire Federation.
An original idea . . . finally!
It was very interesting to find out what some of the
crew did after their five-year mission.
(At least according to this author.)
Does it make sense that Starfleet would promote Kirk to Admiral?
After all, he'd only been a captain for five years.
That's a very large jump in rank in just five years.
Making Kevin Riley Kirk's Chief of Staff was a good idea.
We never saw Riley after the episode "The Conscience of the King"
and it's good to see he's still liked by fans.
I enjoyed this novel very much!