May 1997 Cover Image
- 370 Pages
- May 1997
By: William Shatner
with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
|A lethal virus, inimical to all
conventional formsof plant life, threatens the entire Federation with starvation
and dissolution. With the Federation already on the brink of overpopulation,
Starfleet's resources are stretched to their limit. Whole worlds and even
complete star systems are placed under quarantine, causing interstellar food
supplies to run dangerously low, and hostile alien empires to eye the weakened
Federation with malevolence. But now, in this moment of Starfleet's
greatest need, Captain James T. Kirk, long believed dead, embarks on a desperate
quest to find the true source of the mysterious virus.
Elsewhere in the galaxy, Ambassador Spock, his diplomatic efforts stalled
by the spread of famine and chaos, returns to his native world of Vulcan
to confront a mystery of a deeply personal nature. Did Sarek, his legendary
father, really die of natural causes - or was he murdered? Determined
to learn the truth, Spock begins a highly logical investigation that soon
leads him to a reunion with a long lost friend he never expected to see again.
Kirk and Spock, together again, must join forces to save a new generation
from an awesome menace unleashed by a ruthless interplanetary conspiracy.
Pursued by hidden assassins and aided by old lovers and unlikely new allies,
the two heroes risk everything, only to find themselves confronted by the
one man who might be able to stop them: Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the starship
Enterprise NCC-1701 E.
Kirk and Spock together again!
If you're reading this series for the first time
I envy you because when I first read it I had to
wait a YEAR between novels!
This is another great story in William Shatner's
ongoing Captain Kirk adventures!
Keep reading, there's plenty of great story telling to come . . .
The two previous novels are: The Ashes of Eden
and The Return