Trekkieguy.ca
Trekkkieguy's tribute to the original Star Trek TV series &
movies featuring sound clips, book reviews, memory wall,
image gallery & more!



HOME    SOUND WAVs    BOOK REVIEWS    MEMORY WALL    PICTURES    STAR TREKKIN    NCC-1701    LYRICS    TREKKIEGUY


Shell Game
February 1993 Cover Image


 BOOK DETAILS

  • 277 Pages
  • February 1993
  • Book #63
  • Pocket Books
  • Paperback
ISBN: 0-671-79572-4

SHELL GAME

By: Melissa Crandall


While on a routine mission to retrieve a
research drone for recycling, the U.S.S.
Enterprise encounters a Romulan space
station adrift within Federation borders.
Exploring the lifeless station, the crew finds
ghostly apparitions flitting at the edges of sight.

Soon the U.S.S. Enterprise is also inexplicably
without power.  Captain Kirk and his crew must
now solve the mystery of the strange
apparitions before the starship suffers the station's fate.

The situation becomes desperate when a
Romulan warship arrives looking for the
station, and the Romulan Commander accuses
the Federation of treachery.  Before Captain Kirk
can save the Starship Enterprise from complete
destruction, he must avoid becoming drawn
into a deadly shell game - a game that will
leave no winners and no survivors . . .



TREKKIEGUY'S REVIEW


Interesting . . . A space station just floats away.
And recycling a research drone?  The early 90's recycling
craze had an influence on Trek novels too it seems.

Actually, this is a pretty good story.  I didn't figure out
what happened to the station before
it was revealed in the story, so it held my interest.

While the crew is exploring the station, you really
get the feeling the place is haunted.

One thing did bother me though:
Kirk stays on the Enterprise throughout the entire novel because
of a recent message from Starfleet stating that captains
should let their first officers and security teams do all the exploring.

Let's keep Next Generation stuff like this out of classic Trek!

Other than that, I enjoyed this story very much!



OVERALL RATING






Death CountThe Starship Trap




HOME    SOUND WAVs    BOOK REVIEWS    MEMORY WALL    PICTURES    STAR TREKKIN    NCC-1701    LYRICS    TREKKIEGUY



The Fine Print

Star Trek

Star Trek is a registered trademark of CBS Studios Inc.
Ownership of all Star Trek images and sounds remains with CBS Studios Inc.
This website is for entertainment and review purposes only.
No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made.
In fact, it costs me money every year to keep this site running.

No part of this website may be reproduced in any form without permission from Trekkieguy
Please do not link directly to any file on this site.
(It's called bandwidth theft and it's not nice)

This website was designed, created and is maintained by Trekkieguy.
Feel free to email Trekkieguy with any comments or questions you may have
concerning this website.